Trump confirms he is 'being investigated' for Comey firing

They are Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager; Rick Gates, Manafort's business partner; Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser; Flynn; and Roger J. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump.

And The Post also reported that Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser.

Trump has furiously railed against leaks coming out of his administration and the intelligence community since he took office. The meeting occurred as Kushner's company was seeking financing for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY, and it could raise questions about whether Kushner's personal financial interests were colliding with his impending role as a public official. His investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner, told the Post.

Trump's tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry".

The deputy attorney general, who's been in law enforcement for close to three decades, is back in the news after the President tweeted Friday morning that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse Rosenstein of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

"Crooked H [illary] destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" he asked in disbelief. This charge is buoyed by news articles about his close relationship with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and the political leanings of lawyers he has hired for his legal team. This confirmation came after he thrice reassured Trump of his (Trump's) non-involvement in the matter. Trump said in another.

Rosenstein told a closed session of Congress last month that he learned Comey would be dismissed one day before penning his memo. However, the decision was not unanimous as general counsel James A Baker voiced his disagreement.

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will". Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

"And so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made", Comey said.

A person familiar with Mueller's inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Thursday Mueller was looking into whether Trump or others attempted to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Mueller has not made any public comments about Comey amid the firestorm.

President Trump can fire Mueller, which his friend Chris Ruddy floated was a possibility on PBS Monday. The president has denied that he told Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.

In an attempt to inoculate the Trump administration from criticism over Comey, many top officials have heralded Rosenstein.

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