Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

President Donald Trump walks with National Security Adviser H.R. Mc Master from the Oval Office to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Friday

The deputy attorney general later appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry.

Mr Rosenstein played a part in the dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was sacked by Mr Trump in May.

Speculation that President Donald Trump plans to remove the special investigator looking into Russia's meddling with the presidential election has been rampant. The tweet was not confirmation that the president or his attorney has been informed by the Department of Justice or Mueller that Trump is the subject of an investigation.

Trump's tweet came after Rosenstein issued a statement Thursday evening pushing back on reports the president was under investigation.

The president complained the probe is unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same scrutiny. Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters.

It was unclear what report or reports Rosenstein was referencing.

Rosenstein, who authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending Comey's firing, raised the possibility of his recusal during a recent meeting with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's new third-in-command, according to sources.

Mueller took over the DOJ Russia probe after a chain of events set in motion by Trump, Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told USA lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.

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

Moscow has denied any interference and the White House has denied any collusion.

Trump is an avid user of Twitter, with over 32 million followers on his personal account and more than 18 million people on the official presidential account.

In another tweet this week, Mr. Trump had said: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!" he wrote in one post.

Trump's tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. Trump conceded in an interview after the episode that he was thinking about the Russian Federation controversy when he made that decision.

Trump also lashed out at the media, on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama's detente with Cuba. But what's also striking is that Trump has gone to great lengths to prove that he wasn't under investigation.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

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