Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump tweet confirms he's being probed by prosecutor


He tweeted, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof".

His latest tweets follow a report this week in The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is looking into whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.

"The president issued that tweet, that social media statement, based on a fake report, a report with no documented sources, from The Washington Post".

In a series of tweets, Trump asked why Hillary Clinton's family and the Democratic party were not being investigated for dealings with Russian Federation, while his "non-dealings" were.

President Donald Trump apparently admitted Friday morning that he's under investigation, but he's been obsessed for months with proving he's not.

This morning, Trump said via his favorite means of communication that he is being investigated by the man who told him to fire the FBI Director.

On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement, "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

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Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into Russia's intervention into the last year's presidential polls.

Rosenstein pledged this week that he would maintain the integrity of the investigation and saw no reason to fire Mueller, despite reports that Trump was considering such a move. Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying.

Questions have swirled around potential obstruction of justice since Mr Comey's dramatic testimony last week. Last week, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said the committee would ask Johnson to testify about interactions former President Barack Obama's administration had with secretaries of state and local election officials about the dangers the Russian hacking posed to election systems.

A week ago, speaking in the Senate, Coates and Rogers said that they did not feel any pressure from Trump, but refused to specify exactly what he was asking them to do.

The White House has denied any collusion, and President Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win.

"This is a political fight and he's going to fight it", a White House official said regarding president's Friday's tweets.

The inquiries appear to be part of a fact-finding mission and it would ultimately be up to Mueller to decide whether there is enough evidence to recommend pursuing charges on any part of the investigation.

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