Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

Attorney-General Jeff Sessions is sworn in before testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Attorney-General Jeff Sessions is sworn in before testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

President Donald Trump has told his Twitter followers they are witnessing the "single greatest witch hunt in American history".

It was not immediately clear what prompted the release of that statement by Rosenstein, whether it was in response to recent stories that suggested the President was under investigation for obstruction of justice, or some other reason.

Mr Mueller is due to interview senior intelligence chiefs, including Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA, and the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats as early as this week, the report said.

That all changed shortly after Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before a congressional committee about the investigation in Russia's alleged meddling in last year's election.

In one memo, Comey said Trump tried to direct him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The former speaker said Trump called him Monday night and that the two discussed Gingrich's concerns.

To summarise - 150 days in, President Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his campaign's possible collusion with Russia's meddling in the 2016 election to damage his democratic opponent.

Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election.

The White House could assert executive privilege to prevent those officials from being questioned about conversations with the president, which could lead to battles in court, where judges have tended to hold that criminal investigations can override such privilege, the New York Times reports.

Mr. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a circle of current and former officials.

I'm no Trump fan, but the media continues ignoring that during James Comey's testimony, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr asked Comey: "Are you confident that no votes cast in the 2016 president election were altered?"

The Times wrote that the memo is "the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation".

President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is now being investigated in the inquiry into alleged Russian influence, describing it as tantamount to a "witch hunt".

A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment on Wednesday.

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