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White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip

17 June 2017

Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him.

Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a unusual statement from a senior official in his administration. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. "Comey" class="local_link" >James Comey, in the process turning against his own Justice Department.

It was this leak - the leak Trump that had asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation - that prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself from the case and appoint Bob Mueller as special counsel.

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Trump said at a news conference Friday that he would reveal if he taped the conversations "over a very short period of time".

On Friday, June 9th President Trump is so clear in saying that there are conversations between him and James Comey.

CNN reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under scrutiny for yet another undisclosed contact with the Russian ambassador, Kislyak. The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

Mueller's probe has now reportedly zeroed in on whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper cited an unnamed Downing St. aide.

As we discussed a month ago, it was Trump himself who broached the subject unprompted, raising the possibility of secret recordings he's made. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing.

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

If that is the case, it could be part of what appears to be a pattern of statements that are meant to back the president.

The department provided that with a copy of its response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request originally filed by the Wall Street Journal news outlet.

Mueller is investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mueller told Trump to fire Comey.

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