Russian Federation investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 19, 2017

US President Donald Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time that he is under investigation in the expanding inquiry into Russian influence in the election.

Citing unidentified sources, the news station reported that Rosenstein told Brand she would be tasked with the final decisions regarding resources made available for the probe, headed by special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and whether anyone is prosecuted because of the investigation.

Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation.

Rosenstein told the Associated Press earlier this month that when he hired Mueller he discussed the possibility of having recuse himself "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation" and if recusal is necessary. "Witch Hunt", the President tweeted.

He fires a number of other tweets taking aim at the media and at the investigation. Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

The Democratic National Committee said it saw a need for Rosenstein to recuse himself, but it said control over the investigation should be given to Mueller and not another Trump appointee.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.

The Republican president has repeatedly complained about the probe, calling it a witch hunt and saying Democrats can not accept his election victory.

"I can go around them", Trump tweeted.

The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller.

President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller.

In an August 21, 2013 file photo, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller speaks during an interview at Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Washington DC.

Mueller investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials.

Rachel noted on last night's show the blockbuster new report from the Washington Post. Those officials are: Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

For months, the Russian Federation scandal has focused on events that occurred before Trump and his team took office in January.

Sekulow said Trump "is not and has not been under investigation".

Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict.

Mr Cullen is a former federal prosecutor who has ties to Mr Comey.

The lawyer for the president's son-in-law and close adviser said there was nothing surprising about the Post's report.

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