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New York Times Sues FBI To Get Documents Of Trump-Comey Talks

“Witch Hunt”, the president wrote in his tweet.Rosenstein had written a memo, which was publicly released, recommending to the president that Comey be axed.Rosenstein stepped in after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself earlier this year over previously undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the tweet.An overwhelming majority, 52 percent, also said they disapproved of Trump’s decision to fire Comey, while 22 percent said they approved of the decision and 24 percent said they were indifferent. In that case, Rosenstein could be called as a witness.On Friday morning, ABC News reported that the deputy attorney general has privately told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from Mueller’s probe.Last month, Rosenstein wrote a memo to the president raising concerns over Comey’s performance.The White House has said the president “has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn”. The Democratic National Committee called on Mr Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but also said authority over the investigation should be given to Mr Mueller and not another Trump appointee.The latest social media outburst by the president on his personal Twitter account came after a Washington Post report that Mueller is looking into the financial transactions of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president.US President Donald Trump has defended his record in a series of tweets which also lash out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.The president made a tweet about his defeated Democratic opponent complaining that the probe is unfair.The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence’s confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. Pence’s office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist “in responding to inquiries” from Mueller.The investigation appears to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials.Rosenstein on Thursday night issued an unusual and puzzling public warning about stories attributed to anonymous sources.Speaking at an awards ceremony for attorney generals just an hour after Trump’s Friday morning tweet, Rosenstein touched on department’s commitment to the rule of law. Cohen has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence panel doing its own Russian Federation investigation.Comey testified it would be up to Mueller to decide whether Trump’s action amounted to obstruction of justice, an act that could be cited in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office. 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.