Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation Frustrated Trump tweets more 'witch hunt' accusations over Russia investigation
Darrell Mcdonald | 19 June, 2017, 00:48

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 USA election, according to CBS News.

Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into Russia's intervention into the last year's presidential polls.

Comey has also said Trump asked him to drop an investigation into ties between Michael Flynn, who advised Trump during the campaign and briefly served as national security adviser after Trump's inauguration, and Russian officials.

Trump said he was being investigated by the man who, in the first place, told him to fire James Comey.

It was unclear if Trump was referencing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. All previous investigations have mostly been about Russia's meddling in the presidential election, and, as James Comey confirmed, Trump was never personally under investigation.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that the special investigation is being led by another former FBI director.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mark Corallo, spokesperson for Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz, said. Mr Pence hired criminal lawyer Richard Cullen as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation intensifies.

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out Friday over the investigation into his "collusion with the Russians" saying the lack of any proof of alleged connections is "sad!"

Citing a memo from the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team, the Times said former members were given the order on Thursday for any information involving Russian Federation or Ukraine in the latest sign of the investigations' expanding reach. "Witch Hunt", Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter.

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