Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside.

The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, has reported that the special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe, which Trump previously blasted as "phony".

However, it could also be read to say that he had learned he was under investigation and was expressing frustration over that fact.

Friday morning, Trump tweeted that indicated he might be under investigation.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", said Mark Corallo, the spokesman, according to the Post. The memos were at the center of attention during Comey's June 8 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, when the ex-FBI director admitted he began documenting conversations with the president because he thought Trump would lie about their interactions.

Regardless of the chaos that could ensue in the leadership of the Justice Department, Mueller's investigation appears insulated, and much of the work of the department done by USA attorneys across the country will continue, Cramer said.

In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant US attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes.

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Be smart: Trump, notorious for his litigiousness in NY, is playing an inside-outside game: stockpiling talent to protect him legally, while publicly trying to discredit the investigators and whatever they might eventually say or do. A former prosecutor, Dowd may be best known to the public for leading investigations on behalf of Major League Baseball, including a probe of allegations of improper gambling by baseball player Pete Rose that preceded Rose's lifetime ban.

The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow.

Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami.

Allies have even floated the idea that Mueller may be fired.

The President's tweet - seeming to confirm the probe based on news reports - came as a surprise to the President's own legal team, according to a person briefed on the matter.

But as the legal rope has tightened, Trump's allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W. Bush.

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