Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting on Monday at the White House. Must credit Washington Post

Trump did not respond to shouted questions from the media as he was leaving the White House lawns to board Marine One for the Joint Andres Air Force Base for his day-long trip to Florida.

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will".

The U.S. intelligence community issued a report in January concluding that the Kremlin had sought to run an extensive hacking and influence campaign to sway the election in Trump's favor.

President Donald Trump has taken on "obsessive behavior", constantly sending out defensive tweets, saving morning news programs to watch later and even blurting out during meetings that he's not under investigation, Politico reported Thursday.

That meeting focused on coordinating the special counsel's probe with the intelligence committee's separate investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, coordination aimed at decreasing any conflicts between the two.

The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday. Trump confirmed on his Twitter account that an investigation is being conducted against him for firing former FBI Director James Comey, most likely under the suspicion that this was an obstruction of justice.

"Witch Hunt." The message apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated.Sekulow said Trump "is not and has not been under investigation". An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday. Trump himself said after the firing that he had made up his mind to fire Comey regardless of Sessions' and Rosenstein's arguments. But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations.

Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming that Trump is under the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the dismissal of Comey.

Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

In addition, "the officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly". The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.

Kushner's company had been seeking financing for a $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY, the Post reports. "I can go around them", the tweet read.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!

The Twitter attacks came as vice president Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.



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