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Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

The Democratic National Committee said on Friday it saw a need for Rosenstein to recuse himself, but it said control over the investigation should be given to Mueller and not another Trump appointee.USA intelligence agencies concluded in a report issued 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 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.The Post reported last week that Robert Mueller – the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election – was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.US President Donald Trump said that he was being investigated for his decision last month to fire the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, media reports said.”So, he’s being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination. Witch Hunt”, Trump tweeted on Friday morning.Sekulow cited congressional testimony by fired FBI director James B. Comey that he had told Trump on several occasions that Trump was not personally under investigations.Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Mr Comey’s sacking, many in Mr Trump’s orbit, including his son Donald Jr and adviser Newt Gingrich, have deemed Mr Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.”Mueller is absolutely not compromised by his professional relationship with Comey“, Painter said, according to the Hill.Todd wasn’t the only one who grilled Trump’s personal attorney over his insistence that the Washington Post’s report was inaccurate.The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein of California, said, “The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired”.Recent news reports have suggested Mr Trump sought all three officials’ help in pressuring Mr Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.After the attacks, Mr Rosenstein himself issued a statement that closely matched Mr Trump’s own rhetoric.”Let me be very clear here… the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction”.”This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story”, Mr. Trump said in April.President Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time Friday that he’s being investigated for possible obstruction of justice and appeared to blame the Justice Department’s number two official for the probe. “The president is not under investigation”.Schiff also said Sunday that he believes there is some evidence of collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin.