In a subsequent tweet, Trump also appeared to take a swipe at Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein when he said, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
An unusual statement from the Department of Justice has many in Washington scratching their heads. The other is this: The president has reportedly spent a good deal of time in recent weeks berating Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.
Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.
During congressional testimony last week, Comey stated under oath the President was not under investigation by the FBI prior to or after his firing. But then Trump's legal team denied that the president's tweet was a confirmation that is under investigation.
Late on Thursday night, Rosenstein issued a written statement about leaks in the Russian Federation probe. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told United States lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. After the statement, the Post updated the Kushner article so that its first sourcing reference was to "U.S. officials". Mr Rosenstein wrote a memo criticising former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's handling of the email server scandal that was initially used by the White House to justify the firing of Mr Comey.
Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday.
Rosenstein didn't provide specific examples of what he might've been referring to. The tweet seems to confirm that he is, in fact, being investigated, but CNN notes that it's unclear whether Trump's text is referring to reports that he's under investigation or whether the White House received official notice that he's being investigated.
The morning after the Post story went up, Trump released a statement via Twitter that referenced the existence of an obstruction investigation, but didn't provide any details.
He continued: "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations". Sessions, during Senate Intelligence Committee testimony on Tuesday, declined to answer questions about any possible conversations with the president over Comey's firing, citing a long-standing policy that he didn't explicitly name.
The statement followed a report by ABC News that Rosenstein had discussed the matter of recusal internally. He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing. He has publicly said that he made the decision to fire Comey irrespective of Rosenstein's advice. With just about a week to go before India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled arrive in Washington to meet Trump on June 26, the USA capital is awash with intrigue and suspense, with frequent parlor talk about if and when Trump will throw in the towel and the prospect of a "President Pence".
Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. Now the probe has expanded to include investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey.
The Canadian has scored 39 goals in 68 league appearances with the Lions, including eight in 15 games this season. An oncoming auto stopped a few feet in front of Larin's vehicle, "averting" a head-on collision, troopers said.
Deadpool 2 is set to come out sometime in 2018, with Josh Brolin coming into the fold as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino . The same photo was posted on Instagram with a nice shot taken at the X-Men's Beast: "Dropped by X-Mansion".
Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said, and there have been injuries. Two others also suffered lacerations and bruises and were flown by helicopter to the naval hospital, officials added.
Attachments to cultural and national identity are the main reasons why Puerto Ricans may oppose USA statehood, Cruz-Martinez said. Just last week, Rosello signed a law meant to force Congress to act in accordance with the results of the recent referendum.
Protestors at Kensington town hall were trying to reach councillors in person and demand they answer questions about the block. Thirty people are known to have perished in the disaster but the death toll is expected to rise.
Mr Trump still owes more than $100 million to Deutsche Bank and a similar amount to a New York-based real estate investment trust. The disclosure also shows Trump earned almost $20 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
To be fair to McIlroy, he's returning from injury and hasn't played as much golf as he would have liked to this year. Their departure raised the prospect of this US Open producing a seventh consecutive first-time victor at the Majors.
An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy
He closed with a 67 at Augusta that got him into a tie for 11th at 1 under, but his game dropped off a bit from there. Spieth made the turn at two under on the round, and his back nine was fairly uneventful until the par-four 15th.
Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire
Saye, who lived on the 20th floor in the tower complex, was friends with Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy. "She was panicking. Her friend Nicola Green said: " She was on Facebook saying she was unable to get out of the flat, that the smoke was so thick ".
EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK
On Brexit , Mrs Foster said the DUP wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". The opening was set to take place on Monday, but was delayed amid negotiations.
Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller
The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.