Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump did not make it clear whom his tweet was referring to. He hadn't been asked by the White House to release the statement, which blasted the media's use of anonymous sources for major political stories, CNN reported.

Comey had testified that during the meeting in which Trump allegedly asked him to drop the Flynn investigation, Sessions had left the room. "Witch Hunt", Trump tweeted.

Trump's tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations", the statement read. After it was revealed that Mueller's inquiry would include looking at potential malfeasance on Trump's part, Gingrich decided that Mueller is actually "the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency", and that Mueller is "the anti-Trump special counsel".

U.S. president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a "witch hunt" against him.

Rosenstein, who served as Comey's direct superior at the Justice Department, hired Robert Mueller to oversee a wide-ranging investigation into any and all ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Rosenstein now has such authority because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself on March 2 after revelations of previously undisclosed meetings with Russia's ambassador to Washington while he was a Trump campaign advisor. As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them.

Rosenstein had written to Trump recommending Comey's firing.

He also said he asked Comey multiple times whether he, himself, was included in the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation before his 2016 presidential victory.

The president did not directly address allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice, a potentially impeachable offense.

The Democratic National Committee said on Friday it saw a need for Rosenstein to recuse himself, but it said control over the investigation should be given to Mueller and not another Trump appointee.

Trump hadn't publicly admitted he was personally under investigation until now.

Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said earlier this week that, "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal".

Mr. Trump maintains he never colluded with Russian Federation and the investigation was "fake news". Coats reportedly said he didn't feel pressured however. "I can go around them", Trump said.

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday, June 16, 2017, he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

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