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Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

19 Junio 2017, 03:44 | Dolorita Barahona

"I'm growing increasingly concerned that the president will attempt to fire not only Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible obstruction of justice, but also Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein who appointed Mueller".

Democrats and Republicans alike decried President Trump's tweet about the Russian Federation investigation on Capitol Hill Friday.

Trump's legal team and surrogates are "building a case for firing Mueller", wrote Richard Painter in a tweet after he appeared on Fox News Saturday. Trump said on Twitter, appearing to refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing the Russian Federation probe - and Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports to him. Since then, Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, took over the investigation.

"Evidently the White House is considering firing Mueller".

The memo identifies several Trump officials and advisers whose records are of particular interest in the probe.

The President complained the probe was unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same scrutiny.

Mr Trump is unlikely to face criminal prosecution as a sitting president, but obstruction of justice could be grounds for impeachment.

The U.S. television network ABC, citing unnamed sources, reported that Rosenstein had informed Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand that he may have to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigations as well, because of his memo to Trump about Comey.

ABC News reported Friday that sources within the Department of Justice said Rosenstein had acknowleged that he could have to recuse himself in a meeting with colleagues.

United States intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.

But Republicans also worry that Mr. Trump is giving Mueller more material to investigate all the time.

"As you and I have discussed, however, I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken".

Moscow has denied any interference.

In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin. "Sad!" he wrote in one post.

The memo to former transition team members on Thursday also seeks specific information on five people, the Times reported. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

Hans Nichols of MSNBC, reporting from the White House, said the tweet is remarkable for two reasons.



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