Trump confirms he’s under investigation, fires angry tweets

The President’s tweet sparked immediate speculation about the future of the official, Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo recommending Comey be ousted and also later approved the appointment of a special counsel – Robert Mueller – to lead the Russian Federation probe. Comey told Congress last week that he believed he was sacked “because of the Russian Federation investigation”. “He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry”.But Trump’s only concern is whether he’s personally implicated in anything.Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations.The special counsel is also set to meet with a leading Republican and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee as Mueller and lawmakers seek to avoid conflicts over their parallel investigations.”This is an action brought pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act for declaratory, injunctive, and other appropriate relief, seeking the immediate processing of CNN’s request to the FBI for records prepared by former FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr., that document his interactions with President Donald J. Trump, and the immediate release of those records”, says the filing in federal court Friday in the District of Columbia by the Jeff Zucker-run outlet (read it here).His comments follow revelations that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller’s team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner’s business dealings.Mueller investigation’s appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. “The continued illegal leaks are the only crime here”.Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes Trump fired him last month because he resisted a request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it related to former national security adviser Michael. “That’s what I believe this is about”. Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump, who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Trump’s spokesman said when he dismissed Comey on 9 May that the reason was the former FBI chief’s handling of the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.That news appears to have infuriated the president, who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama’s detente with Cuba.”Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it”, Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News in an interview broadcast 11 May.Comey told senators on 8 June that Trump’s shifting explanations for dismissing him were “lies, plain and simple”.Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president’s views of the unfolding investigation. Mueller has been building a team of investigators for a wide-ranging inquiry into Russia’s meddling.