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Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

In the meeting, Trump requested that the men "put that recommendation in writing", the White House has contended, prompting Rosenstein to offer a formal recommendation to Trump that Comey be fired because he mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

The highly unusual statement by the deputy attorney general raised the question of whether Trump or some other White House official had asked him to publicly discredit the reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

The memos - first cited by the New York Times last month - said Trump told Comey in February to end the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation connections.

The President complained the probe was unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same scrutiny. Trump said last week he felt vindicated by Comey's June 8 testimony that he was not the subject of investigation while Comey headed the agency.

All of those campaign advisers had been previously linked to FBI or congressional investigations of possible collusion with Russian Federation, but Gates had not.

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Rosenstein, who has been on the job only about six weeks, has privately told people at the Justice Department that he may need to step aside from his role supervising the special-counsel investigation, according to officials familiar with the conversations.

Were Rosenstein to recuse himself, Mueller's fate would be in the hands of a new party, who may be convinced by the President that he should be let go.

Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Mr Trump will sack both Mr Mueller and Mr Rosenstein.

And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" the President tweeted in the afternoon, as he said the Clintons deserved an obstruction of justice probe.

Trump lashed out on Twitter early Friday at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration.

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

It was far from the first time Trump used that term to define one of the several investigations into his campaign and associates.

"It looks grossly inappropriate for the president to be bad mouthing a special counsel investigation looking into his actions and that was created by his own deputy attorney general", said Bradley Moss, a lawyer specializing in litigation relating to national security, federal employment and security clearance law.

The memo to former transition team members on Thursday also seeks specific information on five people, the Times reported.

Other Trump associates whose dealings are believed to be under the spotlight are former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Carter Page who was cited as a foreign policy adviser for the campaign.

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