Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation

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Thanks to his firing of Comey and Comey's personal memos that accuse #45 of trying to get him to drop the investigation against ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, the President is reportedly now under investigation for obstruction of justice.

It's a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates. Earlier tonight the Post reported Vice President Mike Pence has retained private counsel to help him in the Russian Federation probe.

We do know, it's Rosenstein who appointed Bob Mueller as Special Counsel.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

"The President was not confirming the investigation".

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to United States officials briefed on the probe.

Notably, James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month, publicly testified this month that Trump had told him to ease off on his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was under the FBI investigation for his Russian links. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the widening investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a "witch hunt" against him.

The president's tweets came two years to the day after Trump first launched his improbable presidential bid by famously descending an escalator in Trump Tower in NY, and while his presidency is embroiled in crisis over the federal investigation led by Mueller into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Investigators in Mueller's office are set to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN.

Until now, the White House has been essentially silent on whether Trump was actually a target of a federal investigation. "I can go around them", Trump tweeted.

In a tweet earlier Friday, Trump said nobody has been able to show any proof about his collusion with Moscow after months of investigations.

Trump said he was being investigated by the man who, in the first place, told him to fire James Comey.

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