Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation, Despite Tweet

Trump did not identify "the man" but appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department's No. 2 official who appointed Mueller on May 17, supervises the probe and wrote a memo to Trump critical of Comey that preceded Comey's firing.

Mueller is also investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Mr Sekulow said on CBS' Face the Nation, one of four political shows where he appeared on Sunday.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president after a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post", he said.

Trump's comments came as lawyers for his presidential transition ordered former staffers to preserve all physical and electronic documents in order to comply with ongoing Russian Federation investigations.

Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance, but Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Oh, I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.

The attorney on "Meet The Press" Sunday also acknowledged that the president was aware that firing James Comey as FBI director could extend the entire time frame of the investigation into Russian Federation. But later, Trump said in an interview that he would have fired Comey "regardless" of Rosenstein's recommendation.

The US president has denied trying to influence the investigation, but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey.

"He's in for a rude awakening" if he thinks he can shut down the investigation that way, said Feinstein. A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, said in a statement to CNN.

Gingrich, the former House speaker whose wife is seeking Senate approval to become the USA ambassador to the Vatican, continued to defend Trump Thursday morning. "Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C. Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!" he wrote.

"That signifies this president knew all too well that it was inappropriate", Schiff said.

Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel.

Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, according to a source, who said they have also sought information from recently retired NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.

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