Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators


Rasmussen said Friday its daily presidential tracking poll that 50% of likely USA voters approve of Trump's job performance, while the other 50% disapprove.

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press 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". During talks with "associates and allies", Trump has randomly said, without any one asking, "I'm not under investigation", Politico reported. "Witch hunt", Trump added.

A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation, contradicting a recent tweet from Trump.

"After 7 months of investigations and committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof".

In his letter to Comey announcing his firing on May 9, Trump thanked the ousted FBI Director for "informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation".

After the firestorm caused by Comey's firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, to take over the DOJ Russia investigation.

Wednesday's Washington Post article caused a firestorm in the White House on Thursday, particularly because President Trump had been trying so hard to prove that he was not a focus of the Russian Federation investigation.

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

In addition, "the officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly".

The top lawyer for the Trump transition team has ordered the organization's staff to preserve all records and other materials related to the widening investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian representatives. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday.

"Witch hunt' is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates".

The tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether he had obstructed justice.

Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a unusual statement from a senior official in his administration.

"Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great".

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

Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.