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Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey

19 June, 2017, 13:18 | Author: Mae Harvey
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Mr Trump previously claimed he was the victim of a "witch hunt" in May after Mr Mueller, a former FBI director, was appointed to lead an investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice in relation to ongoing probes of Russian influence in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Comey confirmed as much in a Senate hearing last week.

Three senior intelligence officials are being interviewed this week to assess whether the President broke the law. "Sad!" Trump tweeted Friday morning.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey.

A few hours later, Trump again tweeted, this time attempting to divert attention toward his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, first saying: "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Democrats dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" He continued to rail against "the phony Witch Hunt" on Friday morning.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen.

"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", Feinstein said in her statement.

The tweets prompted Sen. "I hope you can let this go". I don't know what he'll find, but I trust him - trust him to put our country first.

"It's basically all he talks about on the phone", an adviser who's spoken with the president and his top aides told Politico.

"The President was not confirming the investigation. It is what it is". "Sad!" the United States president tweeted.

Aussie PM pokes fun at Trump in leaked audio Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mimicked Donald Trump's mannerisms and made reference to the Russian Federation scandal, in comments he said were "affectionately light-hearted".

Others felt Trump was on the right track.

Reports have been mounting that Mueller is investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice related to his firing of Comey.

"Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter, later repeating his accusation that the probe was a "witch hunt".

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