Does Trump Tweet Confirm Obstruction Investigation? White House Lawyers Up

USA president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a “witch hunt” against him.Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that “if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there’s a need from me to recuse, I will”. “Witch Hunt”, the president wrote.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.But the source close to Trump’s outside counsel said on condition of anonymity that the president was not confirming the investigation but was referring to a Washington Post story on Wednesday based on anonymous sources.”I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!”Friday’s tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president after a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.”I was going to fire Comey”, Trump told NBC News in an interview taped May 11. Rosenstein in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey, and later appointed Mueller as special counsel. The questions included whether he had confidence in Rosenstein, whether he plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and how he knows he’s under investigation by the FBI.In another tweet earlier Friday, Trump writes, “After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians, ‘ nobody has been able to show any proof”.Mr. Trump’s lawyer has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of leaking material.It also asks former transition officials to retain records related to five former Trump campaign associates: former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; his deputy Rick Gates; former foreign policy adviser Carter Page; retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; and Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser.On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to advise him and represent his legal interests. Though Mr Pence was not involved in Mr Trump’s presidential campaign, he may be called as a witness in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation.The order casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and representatives of Russia’s government. However, Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.”With this in mind please immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible destruction of the information described above, including electronic information, and take all reasonable measures to preserve this information”, the memo said, according to the Times. “Witch Hunt”, Trump said in a Twitter message. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.That will only add to a sense of foreboding that pervades the White House, from the crammed collective workspaces of junior officials all the way to the Oval Office.