Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions whose contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign has sparked

The future of Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, came under doubt Friday when Trump attacked him in a tweet and a USA official confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticised James Comey in a memo before Trump fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

If US President Donald Trump fires Rob Rosenstein or prods him into recusing himself from the Russian Federation meddling investigation he oversees, the he risks creating chaos at the US Justice Department while failing to stop the inquiry.

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.

The FBI probe, now in the hands of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, shifted its focus to allegations of obstruction in the days after Trump fired the agency's then director James Comey on May 9.

Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

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Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.

"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt", the Republican leader tweeted while away on his first weekend to Camp David, the official U.S. presidential retreat in the mountains of western Maryland.

Just as he has done publicly on Twitter, Trump has told friends and associates that the investigation is a "witch hunt" and that others are out to get him. "I hope you can let this go".

The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.

Earlier this week, the investigation led by Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump.

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All the stories about Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction cited anonymous sources. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.

It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation... a presidential post of less than 140 characters.

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.

Despite American intelligence and law enforcement's continued assertion that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, Trump argues that it is a "hoax".

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller, but also Rosenstein.

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