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CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey's memos on Trump

18 Juin 2017

He did not name the "bad and conflicted people".

Donald Trump himself is under direct investigation for obstruction of justice by the special counsel's office. News reports speculate that Mueller could be investigating potential money-laundering by Trump team members. If President Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation, he and his administration should be welcoming the investigation to put any false accusations to rest.

Trump's tweet could force Rosenstein's recusal in the Mueller investigation, according to a Bloomberg View article by Harvard law professor Noah Feldman.

It stands to reason that the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing would now be at the center of Mueller's query. ("Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers' recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.") These witnesses are likely to provide an account not unlike Comey's in which the president wanted them to interfere with Comey's Russian Federation investigation.

Some commentators, however, said Trump could be referring to special counsel Robert Mueller. "We are not in a position to comment further".

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mr Kasowitz said via a spokesman. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

But as the legal rope has tightened, Mr Trump's allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mr Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W Bush.

Kushner, who also serves as a White House advisor, reportedly tried to set up a communications channel between the Russian government and Trump officials.

Trump acknowledges he is being investigated, cries 'Witch Hunt' on Twitter
A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated. Rogers to say there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian officials, they said".

The Times points out that Trump's tweet came hours after an "oddly worded" statement by Rosenstein about leaks.

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to answer whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation. But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction.

Mr Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Mr Trump's campaign team.

At a Senate panel last week, Mr Coats and Admiral Rogers said they had never felt pressured to interfere in investigations.

No wonder Trump is still ruminating about firing Mueller. After a day of speculation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so". Later the New York Times and Wall St Journal reported the story, citing their own sources.

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, on Tuesday testified that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller.

In this case, if Trump meant to interfere with the investigation into the Russian collusion, even if ultimately the special counselor concludes no Russian collusion occurred, Trump could still be found guilty of attempted interference of an ongoing investigation.