Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Trump lashes out over Russia probe

Trump lashes out over Russia probe

Once again he called it all a witch hunt, adding: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday for the first time that he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt".

President Donald Trump apparently admitted Friday morning that he's under investigation, but he's been obsessed for months with proving he's not.

The president did not directly address allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice, a potentially impeachable offense.

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.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz, was quoted as saying.

Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency.

The probe into Kushner's business dealings is part of the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The website reported that Trump will sometimes interrupt conversations with associates to say, "I'm not under investigation".

President Trump is tweeting his displeasure with the direction of the Russian Federation probe, which reportedly is now veering into an obstruction of justice investigation.

Mr Trump, who is due to give a speech in Miami on Friday where he is expected to announce a shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, also boasted about his deployment of social media, despite warnings by legal experts that his tweets may be used against him in the ongoing investigation.

When Rosenstein appeared before the House Appropriations Committee this week, he stated that Comey's firing could very well become a factor for Mueller's investigation.

Mr Trump - who has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation - said the move was the latest action in a "phony story".

"It's basically all he talks about on the phone", an adviser who's spoken with the president and his top aides told Politico.

Comey said he believed Trump's advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it.

The news comes one day after Rosenstein affirmed his support for the special counsel, despite recent reports that Trump was weighing Mueller's dismissal.

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