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Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump tweets'I am being investigated for firing the FBI director

President Donald Trump finally conceded Friday that he is the subject of a federal investigation, testily claiming in a tweet that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. Once the president fired Comey, though, things appear to have changed.

She said Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light" and the Senate shouldn't let that happen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a statement. Former FBI head Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel a day after a report stemming from the notes was published.

Mr Rosenstein has previously said that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will". It's the phony justifications his administration gave for the firing, it's Trump's own belated confirmation that a major factor in the firing was the Russian Federation investigation, and it's the troubling pattern of Trump's attempts to interfere with investigations into his associates before the firing.

"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations.

The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

Trump's tweet seems to suggest he acknowledges that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice.

The president did not directly address allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice, a potentially impeachable offense.

The early Friday tweet revealed there may be an internal riff between Trump and Rosenstein.

Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server as the reason for his termination, releasing a memo authored by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as a basis for this action.

Officials who worked for President Donald Trump's transition team have been directed to preserve all records that might be relevant to the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, according to a copy of the memo obtained by CNN. The revelation led many to believe Trump was planning on firing Rosenstein from the Justice Department, or that the deputy attorney general had possibly refused to fire Mueller on Trump's behalf.

The Trump tweet indicated that he is under investigation and as a result, he is lashing out at the investigator, although he did not mention any particular investigator by name.

Mueller also hopes to talk with former NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett, who left the agency recently but wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's call with Rogers. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed.

The President has been advised, on numerous occasions, to avoid commenting on both the Russian probe and social media.

"What I did is I was going to fire Comey". Manafort, Page and Stone have also been linked to the Russian Federation investigations.