President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

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19 June, 2017

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday for the first time that he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt".

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump has issued a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the USA election.

Trump originally said he fired Comey due to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

He did not mention any names but his message comes a day after he took to Twitter to slam a media report indicating that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice related to the Russian Federation probe.

The Washington Post this week reported, not only that the president is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, but also that the FBI inquiry is examining the business and financial dealings of the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Trump's comments came as lawyers for his presidential transition ordered former staffers to preserve all physical and electronic documents in order to comply with ongoing Russian Federation investigations.

President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that he is personally under investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign, an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office.

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Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with cabinet members at the White House on Monday.

In the backlash following Comey's dismissal, Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation probe as special counsel.

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of reporting that Trump has grown frustrated that there is a "Russia cloud" hovering over his presidency and wants to find a way to remove it.

Less than an hour later, Trump sent out another tweet, this one aimed directly at Rosenstein.

Rosenstein pledged this week that he would maintain the integrity of the investigation and saw no reason to fire Mueller, despite reports that Trump was considering such a move.

"What I did is I was going to fire Comey". Former FBI head Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel a day after a report stemming from the notes was published.

A representative for Trump's lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation.


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