Donald Trump: It's a witch hunt against me

Remigio Civitarese
Июня 19, 2017

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who despite his lack of qualifications has become one of the most powerful people in his presidency, is reported to be under investigation by the special counsel entrusted with probing the Trump-Russia scandal.

Trump also appeared to put Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his crosshairs.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. Shortly after Trump fired Comey, a Justice Department official tapped Mueller to take up the investigation as a special counsel.

According to Comey, Trump was referring to the FBI's investigation into Mike Flynn, who was sacked himself as national security adviser months earlier for allegedly lying to White House officials about his post-election contacts with Russian operatives.

This post has been updated.

The White House confirmed that Mr Mueller was among the candidates Mr Trump interviewed to replace Mr Comey.

The deputy attorney general, who's been in law enforcement for close to three decades, is back in the news after the President tweeted Friday morning that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse Rosenstein of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

Rosenstein took charge of the investigation in March after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself under pressure over his own contacts with Russian officials.

It was not clear who Trump was referring to in the tweet, but former FBI director Robert Mueller is leading the Russian Federation investigation after being appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May. "I recognize the importance of these questions, and I think that Director Mueller ought to review that and make a determination of whether or not he believes it is within the scope of his investigation".

A Justice Department official - who declined to speak on the record - told CNN that the White House didn't order Rosenstein's statement.

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

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. Trump fired Comey in May. "If the President tries to fire him to diminish or stop this investigation, I would hope that finally there would be a bipartisan uproar against it".

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