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Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: ‘witch hunt … very bad people!’

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, in relation to his investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing USA officials familiar with the matter.In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates’ possible ties to Russia.Amid stirrings earlier this week that Trump was possibly considering the idea of firing Mueller, it was Rosenstein who testified before a congressional hearing that such an act could not be taken without specific cause.Trump didn’t immediately elaborate on the tweet, but it appears he is referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose memo on fired FBI Director James Comey last month was initially used as justification for the termination.But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from anything related to the Russian collusion allegations, though he still endorsed Rosenstein’s letter.Comey said he believed Trump was trying to get him to drop an investigation of the president’s former national security adviser, and that White House officials spread “lies, plain and simple” to cover up the reason for his dismissal.The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.Trump admitted in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt days after Comey’s ousting on May 9 that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision to terminate him.Trump’s tweet comes less than a day after a unusual statement from a senior official in his administration.The Post reported that the obstruction of justice investigation of the president began days after James Comey was sacked as the FBI Director on May 9. But on Friday, Trump said he is being investigation for firing Comey.”I can go around them”, Trump said. “Witch Hunt”, the president wrote in one of his tweets.In his tweet today, Trump seemingly confirmed the report and reiterated his charge linking his presidential campaign with Russian Federation is nothing but a political witch-hunt.In response, Feinstein has spoken out, warning Trump that he better not fire Rosenstein or the investigator Bob Mueller.Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump’s orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying.Whatever is going on, it’s clear that Trump is trying to rally his supporters against both Mueller and Rosenstein. If Trump is confirming the existence of an investigation targeting him, it would represent an extraordinary development less than five months into his presidency.