Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Trump also attacked the media Friday morning.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Critics argued Comey's dismissal amounted to obstruction because the FBI was in the midst of their investigation into Trump's campaign. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote on Twitter.

According to a new poll from the Associated Press and the University of Chicago's NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 61 percent of Americans surveyed believe Trump has tried to impede or obstruct the FBI's investigation into his campaign, while just 37 percent said they believe Trump hasn't tried to impede or obstruct the investigation.

The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday.

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month.

A Justice Department official - who declined to speak on the record - told CNN that the White House didn't order Rosenstein's statement.

After meeting with Mueller, Burr and Warner said that their committee would step back from probing President Trump for possible obstruction of justice and would instead focus their investigation on Russia's efforts to disrupt and influence the election. (Let's forget, for a moment, that typically the commander-in-chief is considered the top official of the US and thus has the final say in all executive branch decisions.) On the day before Trump fired Comey, so the story goes, Rosenstein and his boss AG Jeff Sessions were summoned to the Oval Office where Rosenstein was instructed to write a memo detailing the flaws in Comey's performance as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

The move was confirmed by a transition official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss post-election decisions.

Kushner's company had been seeking financing for a $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY, the Post reports. Trump tweeted. "I can go around them". "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!", Trump tweeted.

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked.

The Twitter storm comes as it emerged Vice President Mike Pence had also hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

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