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Trump lashes out at ‘bad’ Russia investigators

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Comey later testified that he’d authorized a friend to disclose to the media his notes on conversations with Trump about the investigation, in hopes that it would lead the Justice Department to name a special counsel.Trump has denied any collusion took place. It goes without saying that discovering any money flows between Trump campaign officials or advisers and Russian government-linked individuals or institutions would be explosive.”Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic and jobs numbers are great”.Trump’s tweet comes less than a day after a odd statement from a senior official in his administration.Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, blasted leaks on Tuesday during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.Rosenstein wrote a memo in May to Trump strongly criticizing FBI Director James Comey’s performance.US President Donald Trump has confirmed he’s being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a “witch hunt”. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump’s decision to fire Comey. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey’s firing, many in Trump’s orbit – including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich – have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. She’s the associate attorney general, which makes her third in command at the Justice Department behind Rosenstein and Sessions.The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, has reported that the special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe, which Trump previously blasted as “phony”. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.Coats and Rogers told a Senate panel a week ago they did not feel pressured by Trump to intervene in the case, but declined to say what Trump asked them to do. He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee in his June 8 testimony that he believed Trump had directed him to drop a related agency investigation into the president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a rally with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, September 28, 2016. That is why investigators want to know more about a meeting between Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and executives of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state-owned development bank now under US sanctions. The Washington Post report suggests that scrutiny has been folded into the special counsel office, and includes Kushner’s business dealings, though it offers no details on what that scrutiny is.