No ‘proof’ on ‘collusion’ with Russians, Trump says

Trump’s digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey – an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump’s presidency. Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee he felt pressured by the White House to drop the investigation.Trump criticized an unnamed “man who told me to fire …” Trump exclaimed on Twitter, referring to the investigation as a “Witch Hunt“.”I’m growing increasingly concerned that the president will attempt to fire not only Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible obstruction of justice, but also Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein who appointed Mueller”.Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the reason for his termination, releasing a memo authored by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as a basis for this action.It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation.President Donald Trump has taken on “obsessive behavior”, constantly sending out defensive tweets, saving morning news programs to watch later and even blurting out during meetings that he’s not under investigation, Politico reported Thursday.Since appointed as special counsel last month, Mueller has not publicly discussed his work. The two hour-long testimony saw Comey further informing that Trump had directed him to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.The source added that Mueller also wants to talk to Richard Ledgett, the former top civilian an the NSA, who wrote a memo documenting Rogers’ conversation with Trump.Trump tweeted out Friday morning that his alleged campaign collusion with Russian Federation had been investigated for months but no conclusive evidence had been found.Trump’s tweet could force Rosenstein’s recusal in the Mueller investigation, according to a Bloomberg View article by Harvard law professor Noah Feldman.Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel’s Russian Federation investigation.”You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” the president tweeted.Trump’s young presidency has been battered by allegations – under investigation both by Congress and the FBI – that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump’s campaign team.Special counsel Mueller is following two major lines of investigation, a source told Reuters. The Justice Department had no comment on Trump’s tweet Friday.