After a close Trump associate earlier this week said Trump was "considering" firing Robert Mueller, who was appointed special counsel last month, the White House said Trump has no intention to do so though Trump has the "right" to do so.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that the president is working to discredit and "take down" special counsel Bob Mueller, just as Mueller's probe is beginning.
In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".
The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe.
Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Mr Comey's sacking, many in Mr Trump's orbit, including his son Donald Jr and adviser Newt Gingrich, have deemed Mr Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal.
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She had been with a friend, Pri Goncalves, 26, when the two heard the white Renault van crash on the bridge. Boden wrote. " At risk of sounding cliche, life is short and we should all use the time we have wisely ".
Mr Comey testified it would be up to Mr Mueller to decide whether Mr Trump's action amounted to obstruction of justice, an act that could be cited in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office. He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year. No confusion. The president is not under investigation", Sekulow told Tapper.
The tweets came shortly after Mr Rosenstein issued his unusual statement that appeared to be warning about the accuracy of such reports. That left Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation probe.
Rosenstein wrote a three-page memo on May 9 criticizing Comey for his handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while in office.
Rubio called on Trump and the administration to let the investigation go forward and not cast aspersions.
On Friday, Trump tweeted, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
On Friday, a bewildering tweet by President Donald Trump seemed to confirm he was being investigated in some manner.
MrTrump's anger has highlighted the difficulty his legal team and advisers face in stopping the President from weighing in on an active investigation.
Schiff also said Sunday that he believes there is some evidence of collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin.