Trump confirms he's being investigated for Comey firing

Andrew Cummings
June 20, 2017

US President Donald Trump has lashed out on Twitter over reports he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, saying he is the victim of a "witch hunt".

He had likened the appointment of the special counsel with the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

Several legal experts told Reuters that Comey's testimony last week that Trump expected loyalty and told Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against Trump. "He was referring to the Washington Post story from the other night that was based on illegal, anonymous leaks".

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the November election in his favor. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes by Trump associates, the daily said, quoting unnamed USA officials.


Mr Rosenstein played a part in the dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was sacked by Mr Trump in May.

Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump again took to Twitter following the reports of Pence hiring a lawyer, suggesting Hillary Clinton should be the one under investigation. "Nice", Trump tweeted, later repeating his accusation that the probe is a "witch hunt".

The order by the general counsel for his transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.


The White House has denied any collusion, and President Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win.

According to the White House, Trump had met on May 8 with Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told their boss during the meeting they had concerns about Comey. The ex-FBI boss testified in a senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Comey was sacked by the president on May 9 while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.

President Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time Friday that he's being investigated for possible obstruction of justice and appeared to blame the Justice Department's number two official for the probe.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?", Trump tweeted just before 4 p.m. EDT.


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