Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation probe

Modesto Morganelli
Июня 19, 2017

Vice Chairman Mark WarnerMark WarnerSenate Intel panel won't investigate Trump obstruction question Senate votes to continue arming Saudis As Yemenis suffer the consequences Senate Intel heads meet with Mueller MORE (D-Va.) told CNN that while the intelligence panel will not focus its efforts on Trump's potential obstruction of justice, it will turn over any evidence it finds related to the matter to the special counsel. Trump was never a subject of the Russian Federation probe, nor did he ever seek to impede it, but his potential interference on behalf of Michael Flynn on a tertiary matter likely attracted this tentacle of the investigation.

Trump's tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe.

USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe.

"Subject to the possibility of being fired for 'good cause, ' Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded", Starr, who oversaw the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky probes during the Clinton administration, wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked at one point.

Senator Dianne Feinstein told the Associated Press she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Moscow has denied any interference.

The Post reported that the interviews represent a widening of the probe to include looking into whether the President obstructed justice in suggesting to his former FBI Director James Comey that Comey drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, as well as for his firing of Comey.

The new development Thursday appears to be that the inquiry has shifted to Mueller. The White House denies any collusion.

Friday morning, Trump attacked the allegations in a tweet, saying "nobody has been able to show any proof".

Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States elections.

One lawyer who is involved in the case and knows Rosenstein well, said the veteran prosecutor is a mix of furious and amazed at Trump's tweets.

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