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Trump Under Investigation for Firing FBI Director James Comey

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election.Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but he appeared to mean Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the U.S. Justice Department. Rosenstein also appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate all things Trump and Russian Federation. He testified that, about three months before his firing, Trump pressed him to drop the investigation of Flynn by saying he hoped Comey could let it go.The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice by Trump.Mueller has hired 13 new lawyers to help him handle his investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice and if members of his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.Robert Mueller III is looking into Kushner’s post-election meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, and Sergey Gorkov, who is in charge of the Russian state-owned bank Vnesheconombank, according to a report by The Washington Post. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.In an attempt to sound upbeat and to downplay the new developments in a controversy that has now reached the Oval Office, Trump also said that “despite the phony witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great”.Trump’s tweets have recently looked an terrible lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post’s report.Rosenstein had written to Trump recommending Comey’s firing.A spokesman for the Justice Department did not respond to an email request for clarification and comment Friday morning.In a perplexing series of Friday-morning tweets, President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that he is under investigation by the FBI and levelled a scathing attack against the officials leading the inquiry.”I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” They are former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his business partner Rick Gates, a national security adviser Carter Page, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and informal Trump adviser Roger Stone.”Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm”, he wrote Sunday, also pointing to his successful nomination of conservative justice Neil Gorsuch to the top USA court.Mr Pence hired criminal lawyer Richard Cullen as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation intensifies.