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Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russia probe

17 Juin 2017

Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

President Trump confirmed Friday that he is under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey. In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th.

Rosenstein wrote a memo last month noting concerns about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House initially used to justify the removal of the FBI director. Rosenstein made the appointment after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearings that he met with Russian officials before Trump took office.

Anonymous sources tell ABC News and the Washington Post that Rosenstein has acknowledged in private conversations that he may have to step away from supervising the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.

The Post reported that the obstruction of justice investigation of the president began days after James Comey was sacked as the FBI Director on May 9.

But Trump has publicly said he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation.

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Curry, who is eligible for a five-year, $205 million extension, added: "It would mean everything [to stay together]". "I'll personally do the right thing for me, and the team will have a conversation", Curry said .

Even yesterday, Trump had termed the alleged links between Russian Federation and his campaign as a phony story.

Trump followed up about an hour later with another critical tweet: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!".

Meanwhile, the White House said on Thursday that it would have no comment about the revelation, with deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders simply referring all questions to the President's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. "Witch Hunt", he tweeted. And second, said Nichols, the tweet appears to be Trump "attacking the Justice Department".

Consider new reports that Rosenstein is considering recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe and we may be looking at Trump's most consequential tweet storm yet.

The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

Trump had expressed the same outrage when Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed last month by the US Department of Justice to probe Russian meddling.

Trump previously suggested that the Flynn investigation be dropped, Comey alleged.