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The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel

“If the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he’s in for a rude awakening”, said senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat, on Friday.WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as “very bad and conflicted people”, responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.On Wednesday, anonymous sources told the Washington Post that special counsel Robert Mueller told Senate investigators in a confidential hearing that he was looking into Trump’s firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possibly his campaign.According to the Post, Trump has three ways of ousting Mueller.”In order to try to attempt to raise a legitimate scenario to fire Mueller, Trump has to discredit him”, attorney Jeffrey Jacobovitz, who represented some Clinton-era White House officials, told the Post. Mueller has not made any public comments about Comey amid the firestorm. The FBI says that they will not release the Comey memos because it could interfere with their ongoing investigation. “Witch Hunt” – showed that Trump “is trying to change his story” about firing Comey, which is bound to “really hurt him” in the probe, attorney Nick Akerman, who worked as an assistant special prosecutor during Watergate, explained to The News. On Friday morning, in yet another baffling move, he went after the most powerful USA government official in charge of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the last USA election.”President Trump has started the clock on the Rosenstein firing watch”, said Republican strategist Evan Siegfried.In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a “WITCH HUNT” based on the “phony” premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.James Comey told a Senate panel that he wrote memos after conversations with Trump because he was honestly concerned that Donald Trump might lie, The Hill reported.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.If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand – who other than Rosenstein and Sessions is the only other Senate-confirmed official in the entire agency at the moment – would take over his responsibilities.The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.