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Rosenstein Warns Against Stories Citing Anonymous Sources

Trump made similar comments about Comey in the weeks leading up to his dismissal.President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is under investigation in a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign – and appeared to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry. Mr. Trump’s lawyer has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of leaking material.The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president interviewed to replace Mr Comey.Rosenstein is the government lawyer responsible for overseeing the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions having recused himself from the probe.”I’m going to acknowledge we had a meeting with the special counsel Mueller, but I’m not going to get into the contents”, Mr Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters later.Donald Trump tweets about being under investigation.Mueller’s investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.The US president didn’t clarify what exactly he was referring to in the early morning tweet, however he has frequently described reports about possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian Federation as a “witch hunt”.Friday’s tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. “Witch Hunt“, Trump tweeted on Friday morning. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration, there was never a special counsel appointed”, Trump had tweeted.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.Citing unidentified sources, the news station reported that Rosenstein told Brand she would be tasked with the final decisions regarding resources made available for the probe, headed by special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and whether anyone is prosecuted because of the investigation.