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Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources

19 Juin 2017

Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek details from senior Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership about Comey's interactions with President Donald Trump before he was sacked.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen.

President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice. Another interpretation of Trump's tweet isn't that "they" refers to special counsel Robert Mueller, but rather that "they" refers to the mainstream media, a recurring villain in Trump's tweets, who Trump has frequently accused of inventing "the Russian Federation story".

Rosenstein, No. 2 at the Justice Department, appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate all angles of a probe into Russia-Trump, including the termination of Comey.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes Trump fired him last month because he resisted a request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it related to former national security adviser Michael.

Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the President last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Mr Comey.

Kushner is also close to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who was sacked by Trump in February after he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the contents and nature of his communications with Kislyak.

If Mueller is investigating Trump's firing of Comey as possible obstruction of justice, he might want to learn about Trump's interactions with Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing.

The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee.

The Post, citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. "The continued illegal leaks are the only crime here", McDaniel said in a statement. Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. The Comey dismissal could become part of a widening investigation into whether the President tried to interfere with the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

Comey told lawmakers he gave notes he had taken after that meeting and his other eight meetings or phone calls he had with Trump to Mueller.

Some 61 percent said they believe Trump tried to impede or obstruct the Russian Federation investigation, while just 37 percent think he didn't. This description fits very closely to what he's said about the media and his political opposition in the past. Coats later told lawmakers he never felt pressured to intervene. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the president's requests, officials said.

Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources