Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe claiming ‘witch hunt

The "man" President Trump is referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a letter recommending Comey be fired.

If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand - who other than Rosenstein and Sessions is the only other Senate-confirmed official in the entire agency at the moment - would take over his responsibilities.

As special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the election intensifies, key players in the Trump administration are taking action. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business dealings.

Like many Trump tweets, it can be read both ways. "It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation".

President Donald Trump apparently admitted Friday morning that he's under investigation, but he's been obsessed for months with proving he's not.

He added: "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

The president tweeted Friday, "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!"

Mr. Mueller has reportedly already scheduled interviews with several senior intelligence officials.

Coats and Rogers told a Senate panel a week ago they did not feel pressured by Trump to intervene in the case, but declined to say what Trump asked them to do.

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election, according to CBS News.

A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.

Some 61 percent said they believe Trump tried to impede or obstruct the Russian Federation investigation, while just 37 percent think he didn't. "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared - & they talk about obstruction?"

A representative for Trump's lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation.

News accounts this week said Trump was considering firing Mueller from his special counsel role, but the White House eventually said he does not plan to.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen. News has reported that federal investigators are examining whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.

After the "mother of all bombs" was deployed to fight ISIS in Afghanistan in April, a U.S. Central Command spokesman appeared to affirm Trump's aggressive statements against the Islamic State. The transition team was led by Vice President Mike Pence.

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