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Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

It appears Trump is referring to Rod Rosenstein, who set the stage for Comey’s dismissal in a letter to Trump.The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president’s views of the unfolding investigation.The president didn’t clarify what exactly he was referring to in the early morning tweet, however he has frequently described reports about possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian Federation as a “witch hunt”.Rosenstein is acting as the attorney-general in the inquiry because Sessions recused himself from investigations that touch on the 2016 presidential campaigns.Although Rosenstein’s memo was extremely critical of former FBI Director James B. Comey, he technically did not formally recommend that Trump fire him.On Thursday night, he issued a statement lashing out at news stories sourced to anonymous officials and that he believes are causing the President and Republicans to attack the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller for alleged leaks.Rosenstein told the Associated Press earlier this month that when he hired Mueller he discussed the possibility of having recuse himself “if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation” and if recusal is necessary.President Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time today that he was under investigation in the expanding inquiry into Russian influence in the election. Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.”Mueller and Comey have been close friends for a long time”.Trump’s tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization’s officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.The Post reports the other members include: ‘former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign’.The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.Still, the statement, followed by Trump’s tweet, demonstrated the pressure on the deputy attorney general.Trump’s comments came as lawyers for his presidential transition ordered former staffers to preserve all physical and electronic documents in order to comply with ongoing Russian Federation investigations. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day.In another tweet, Trump called it “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”