Trump lashes out over probe into ‘obstruction of justice’

The somewhat vague tweet seems to refer to Rosenstein, who wrote a memo outlining an argument against former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey.The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that Mueller was investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reiterated in a recent meeting that he may have to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, sources told ABC News.Rosenstein can fire Mueller, but that doesn’t make him the one investigating Trump.ABC News reported Friday that Rosenstein has privately acknowledged he may need to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation but has yet to seek a formal opinion on the matter.”He made a recommendation – but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it”, Mr. Trump said in April. He testified that, about three months before his firing, Trump pressed him to drop the investigation of Flynn by saying he hoped Comey could let it go.In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.And Gingrich’s final tweet on Thursday: “The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything”.The Republican president has repeatedly complained about the probe, calling it a witch hunt and saying Democrats can not accept his election victory.The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence’s confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.Trump on Thursday fired of a series of tweets describing the Russian Federation investigation as a “witch hunt” and he inquired to as to why Hillary Clinton’s alleged dealings with Russian Federation were not being investigated.Comey said he believed Trump’s advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it.Intially, the Trump administration pointed to that memo to justify Comey’s firing. It’s all prompted officials and outside advisers to wonder if his actions have only made things worse for his administration as an investigation into ties between his campaign and Russian Federation continues to widen.Notably, James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month, publicly testified this month that Trump had told him to ease off on his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was under the FBI investigation for his Russian links.