Federal Bureau of Investigation ‘protecting’ James Comey memos as part of ‘prospective law enforcement proceeding’

The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter.President Donald Trump groused Thursday that no one is investigating Democrats’ “dealings with Russia” while there are multiple investigations into what he phrased as his “non-dealings” with Moscow. “Nice”, he wrote in reaction to a Washington Post report alleging he is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice.It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey.It is not clear, however, if Trump was referring in Friday’s tweet to Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommending that the president fire Comey.Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation prior to his dismissal.President Trump can not directly fire the special counsel.California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Trump’s tweets are sending a message “that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired”.The latest White House crisis struck on the evening of Mr Trump’s 71st birthday, after a day in which he had won plaudits for his handling of the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.”After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians, ‘ nobody has been able to show any proof”.The DOJ, however, insisted the deputy attorney general’s stance on recusal remains the same.”Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic and jobs numbers are great”.Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller.This widening Russian Federation probe has also prompted close Trump associates to start “lawyering up”.The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and representatives of Russia’s government. The Post said the finances of other Trump associates are also being looked into, including former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former foreign policy adviser Carter Page.Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump “might lie” later about them.”Today the President of the United States confirmed he’s under criminal investigation”.There’s no guarantee that the office of the special counsel will pursue this line of investigation, says Entous – these meetings are merely the first step to help investigators determine whether there’s more evidence to uncover about obstruction of justice.