Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

President Donald Trump, in a furious Friday morning message, confirmed that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him.

The speculation on obstruction was further fueled by the revelation of who Mueller's investigators would be speaking to next: Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and Rogers' former NSA deputy Richard Ledgett.

In another tweet, Trump called it "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The obstruction of Justice story also died as James Comey confirmed that no one, including President Trump, never asked him or tried to influence him to drop any investigation.

Indeed, though Comey provided no evidence of actual wrongdoing by Trump, the focus of the Mueller probe is now shifting toward the more nefarious charge of obstruction of justice.

Investigators might be interested in Rogers because Trump at one point asked him to issue a public statement denying the existence of any evidence of coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation, according to officials. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations.

In another tweet earlier Friday, Trump writes, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof. Nice", the President tweeted.

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he is under investigation in connection with a probe into alleged Russian election meddling that is gnawing away at his administration - and gathering pace.

Trump denies having told Comey to back off the probe into Flynn, who had resigned on February 13 after it emerged that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the content of telephone conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee will look into Trump's firing of Comey.

What little we know for certain about Trump's financial dealings is that he operates with little regard for the law and doesn't much care how he makes money.

The Post reported that FBI agents and federal prosecutors are also looking into the financial dealings of Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign policy adviser Carter Page. The order also demands that records be kept on any foreign travel by members of Trump's transition team and presidential campaign.

It appears Trump is referring to Rod Rosenstein, who set the stage for Comey's dismissal in a letter to Trump.

The latest White House crisis struck on the evening of Trump's 71st birthday, after a day in which he had won plaudits for his handling of the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.

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