'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'

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Both the House and the Senate also have open investigations into Russian interference in last year's election.

"The President is not under investigation by the special counsel", Jay Sekulow said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press". The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.

"[Vice President] Mike Pence hired a lawyer, everybody else is hiring a lawyer". Many of Trump's supporters cried "fake news" over the story, but the development was unsurprising to anyone who watched James Comey's testimony last week; the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director telegraphed several times that this would be an inevitable component of the Special Counsel probe. Comey testified to Congress that Trump then asked him to back off the investigation into his fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn. It wasn't clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told USA lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. In the immediate aftermath of Mr Comey's firing, the White House made public, memos from Mr Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that made a case for getting rid the FBI Director.

President Donald Trump's transition team has been ordered to preserve materials related to ongoing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, the New York Times reported on Friday, as Trump again assailed the probes.

Obviously, it is to be hoped Mueller will conduct a thorough, impartial probe. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

Trump's tweets prompted Sen. The story cited "U.S. officials familiar with the matter".

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The Labor Department this month that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. So this particular tweet coming from Trump on Friday morning went off like a siren.

"Oh, I was gonna fire regardless of recommendation", President Donald Trump said. The Washington Post report suggests that scrutiny has been folded into the special counsel office and includes Kushner's business dealings, though it offers no details on what that scrutiny is.

Not all of Trump's social media followers are supporters.

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

"After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation". "The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources that were purportedly leaking information to The Washington Post about a potential investigation of the president".

It's been another big week in the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA elections.

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