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The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel

18 June 2017

Reports this week confirmed that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the President obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

Trump's tweets are the latest - and most direct - attacks on the leader of an investigation that he insists is unnecessary and distracting. Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump, who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation.

President Donald Trump walks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster from the Oval Office to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, .

An aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed on Thursday that he was hiring Richard Cullen-a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida-as a private lawyer.

The White House has said that Kushner's subsequent meeting with Sergey Gorkov, CEO of Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank, was unrelated to business matters.

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Secondly, she writes, Comey must testify before the Judiciary panel "regarding serious concerns that have been raised about political interference with FBI investigations and possible obstruction of justice". Trump has called stories about the investigation "fake news" and complained on Twitter about a Washington Post report Wednesday night that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was investigating the president himself for possible obstruction of justice.

Putin also echoed Trump's criticism of Comey, saying it was "very strange" for a former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to leak details of his conversations with the USA president to the media through a friend.

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and possibly President Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.

Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Sessions recused himself.

President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history".

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Trump's tweets are sending a message "that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired".

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team, denounced the Post report, saying on Wednesday: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go..."

President Donald Trump says it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless.

The President than went on to renew his attack on his presidential election opponent Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton.

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