United States president confirms he is under FBI investigation

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In May, the Department of Justice appointed him special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

During an appearance on NBC "Meet the Press", Sekulow said plainly that Trump was not under investigation, directly contradicting a tweet from the president last week.

Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt".

"It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russia", Gorelick told the Washington Post. Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May to lead the probe.

Last week it was revealed that Mueller was now investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice, which Trump later confirmed during a recent tweet.

The panel sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. "But let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction".

United States intelligence agencies concluded in a report issued in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller.

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But Sekulow claimed the president wasn't referring to an actual investigation in the message, but instead a news report about one.

"Nothing has changed" since Comey informed the president that he was not being personally investigated, he said.

Rubio says: "If it involved working with Americans, whether wittingly or unwittingly, that needs to be part of" the investigation.

In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin.

In response to the stories, Trump, in tweets, expressed frustration, saying he is the target of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history".

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.

Rosenstein, a career federal prosecutor, also wrote the memo to Trump that Sessions signed onto recommending the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Flynn, dismissed by Trump in February after it emerged he had misled Pence about conversations with the Russian ambassador, is a subject in investigations by intelligence committees in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the FBI. "I can go around them".

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