HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation probe

HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation probe

Donald Trump is not under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey, the president's lawyer said, in seeming contradiction to a tweet the United States leader had sent out earlier complaining of a "witch hunt" against him.

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation last month, testified to lawmakers Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and that he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly.

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The inquiries have yet to show evidence of collusion.

Rosenstein took over the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because he was a Trump campaign surrogate.

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation", Mr Sekulow said.

Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter.

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It was not immediately clear what stories Rosenstein was referring to in the cryptic statement, but it followed several Thursday evening reports about the status of the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian operatives.

The President tweeted Friday that he was under "investigation", which he called a "witch hunt" in another tweet.

The president complained the probe is unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent wasn't getting the same scrutiny. The tweet in question was the last of four tweets Trump sent out about the investigation. Mr Trump campaigned on a pledge to roll back Mr Obama's historic reform, which supporters said nudged Cuba towards political change by removing the "US threat" as an excuse for the status quo. In yet another tweet, the president insisted that no one has found any "proof" that he colluded with Russians to meddle with the 2016 presidential elections. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice. Comey also testified Trump had directed him to drop a related FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. However, in recent days, the special counsel came under the radar of Trump and allies over his friendship with Comey. He is reportedly interviewing three top intelligence officials - Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and retired deputy NSA director Richard Ledgett - as part of the probe as early as this week.

Trump seemed to confirm that story - his White House hadn't denied it but instead condemned the leak from which it sprang - in a Friday morning tweet.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.

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