“Witch Hunt”, Trump said in a Twitter message.
President Donald Trump begins his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
They have tried to highlight the positive reviews he received on Wednesday when he made a statesman-like appearance in the White House to address the nation after House of Representatives Republican whip Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice.
On May 9, Rosenstein wrote a memorandum outlining reasons why Trump should fire then-FBI Director James Comey.
As for who the president is referring to, the most likely option is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel. In the same interview the President suggested that he was thinking about the Russian Federation investigation at the time he terminated Comey.
And Trump’s bombshell tweet on Friday morning – appearing to confirm that he’s now under investigation for obstruction of justice and attacking his deputy attorney general – is part of a broader decision by the president to “go on the attack”, the official said.
He has also started to direct some of his anger at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian Federation probe, according to the AP and the New York Times. Dianne Feinstein of California.
Feinstein added, “That’s undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president’s oath of office”.
Robert Mueller, the man chosen to take over the inquest as special investigator, had started investigating into president Trump’s behaviour. “President Trump said prior that once he gets in he’s going to kick the S-H-I-T out of the enemy”.
Comey has also said Trump asked him to drop an investigation into ties between Michael Flynn, who advised Trump during the campaign and briefly served as national security adviser after Trump’s inauguration, and Russian officials.
“As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes”, he wrote.
Mr Trump was not under investigation before Mr Comey’s firing, but reportedly is now facing scrutiny for obstruction of justice over the circumstances surrounding the ex-FBI chief’s sacking, according to United States media. Sad!” Trump tweeted. “The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media – over 100 million people! “Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!” But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey’s firing.
He’s been advised of the legal ramifications from making these presidential statements on Twitter, but he and at least a few advisers have come to believe the political fight is more urgent.
“He may have brought up the possibility” in discussions with DOJ colleagues, a senior DOJ official said.
Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with cabinet members at the White House on Monday.
If that is the case, it could be part of what appears to be a pattern of statements that are meant to back the president.