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Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he’s under investigation

President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice.Mr Comey, who was sacked on May 9, told a Senate panel last week he believed Mr Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI’s Russian Federation probe. In separate closed-door meetings with the House and the Senate, Rosenstein said his memo was “not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination”.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.The deputy attorney general later appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry.Trump earlier derided claims of collusion between Moscow and his associates as “phony” Thursday after reports the head of a probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling is investigating him for obstructing justice. Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials’ help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.Trump sent more tweets early Friday morning attacking the investigation as “phony”. “Sad!”, Trump tweeted Friday morning. Robert Mueller reports to Rosenstein, but is authorized to pursue the investigation independently.The White House initially said the memo was critical to the decision, but Mr Trump later later said it was irrelevant, because he’d made up his mind beforehand.Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently confirmed President Trump’s tweets are in fact official statements.Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May, and that firing is now reportedly part of an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president. 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.Regardless of the outcome, the spectre of Mr Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Mr Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. She was appointed to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board in 2012 by President Obama, then appointed to the associate attorney general position by Trump. “Nice”, Mr Trump wrote in his first tweet.Legal experts warned that Comey’s testimony may provide enough evidence for an obstruction of justice case against Trump, which could be used as the basis for impeachment proceedings.