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Obstruction of justice case on Trump

19 June 2017

In his latest of four Friday morning tweets, all angry and combative, the President says he is being investigated, and appears to target Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Mueller's friendship with Comey and Mueller's selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic.

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

On Thursday, Trump took aim at the report special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the president for obstruction of justice.

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FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired by the president on May 9, and Mueller was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department to continue an independent investigation.

The first is into whether anyone on Mr Trump's presidential campaign or associated with it, with him or with any of his businesses, may have had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin.

Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week. "Witch Hunt", tweeted the president as he both confirmed a blockbuster Washington Post story from Wednesday and contradicted himself yet again about his decision to fire James Comey in May. When Comey testified last week, he also gave the committee and Mueller a document that involved Comey taking notes of his communications with President Trump.

Known to watch cable news often, Trump has even taken to recording morning shows to watch later in the day and has "complained nonstop". The White House has been directing all questions related to this to Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz. Russian Federation has denied interfering in last year's presidential elections, as has the White House.

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Reports said Trump approached Coats and Rogers to get their help in derailing the Russian Federation investigation.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired".

The two hour-long testimony saw Comey further informing that Trump had directed him to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

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"You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" the president tweeted.