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Russian Federation investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself

The FBI probe, now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller, shifted its focus to allegations of obstruction in the days after Trump fired the agency’s then-director James Comey on May 9.After Comey’s firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead an independent investigation on matters involving Russia’s alleged meddling and related matters.The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump was considering firing Mueller over credibility issues, and Rosenstein is thought to be considering recusing himself since he could be a witness in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to confirm that he is under investigation – or as he likes to call it, a “witch hunt“.Rosenstein took over the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because he was a Trump campaign surrogate.In the backlash following Comey’s dismissal, Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation probe as special counsel. “Witch Hunt“, the president wrote on Twitter.Trump’s Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest. They are Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager; Rick Gates, Manafort’s business partner; Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser; Flynn; and Roger J. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump.USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump said he wanted to fire Comey for “showboating”, among other charges.”Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great”.The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. “I understand there are serious allegations that have been raised”, Rosenstein told a Senate panel earlier this week.Mr Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Mr Trump fired him to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russian Federation probe.A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.President Trump is tweeting his displeasure with the direction of the Russian Federation probe, which reportedly is now veering into an obstruction of justice investigation. Mr Sessions said later during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had done so because he was involved with Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, not because he had done anything wrong.In a new tweet, Pres. Trump appears to confirm he’s under investigation for obstruction of justice.