President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation

In any case, Trump's tweet does appear to be a criticism of his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

NBC is reaching out to the White House.

Trump slammed the "made up" and "phony" story about the Trump campaign's collusion with the Russians. Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

"We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said.

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace questioned why President Donald Trump continues to tweet about the Russian Federation investigation, contrary to what most lawyers would advise.

Trump's legal team quickly denounced the report on Wednesday.

Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. A spokeswoman said Trump did not intend to. Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration. The ex-FBI boss testified in a senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. The economy has added around 600,000 jobs since Trump's inauguration.


Special counsel Mueller - a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - was also bringing in legal firepower to investigate whether there was collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation to fix the 2016 election or an attempted cover-up.

One memo recounts a February request from Trump, during a private meeting in the Oval Office, that Comey end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

It wasn't clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

Trump's apparent allegation-exhaustion also comes just two days after a gunman who was obsessed with posting anti-Trump rhetoric opened fire on GOP legislators at a baseball practice, critically wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and four others.

Earlier this week, a friend of Trump said the president was considering it. "The president issued that tweet, that social media statement, based on a fake report, a report with no documented sources, from The Washington Post".

In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant US attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes.

The Labor Department this month that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. "I don't believe that's going to happen", Rubio told CNN's "State of the Union".

"If I had nothing to hide and someone wanted to investigate, I would say, 'Go ahead, do your thing, I don't care, because you won't find anything, '" said Younger, a Democrat who imports jewelry supplies.

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