President Trump confirms he is under investigation


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".

Trump also denied again in the morning tweets any kind of collusion with the Russian government. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter - Crooked H referring to Mrs Clinton. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday.

The Post said both men refused the president's request.

The president's tweets came two years to the day after Trump first launched his improbable presidential bid by famously descending an escalator in Trump Tower in NY, and while his presidency is embroiled in crisis over the federal investigation led by Mueller into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win.Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency.

Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the President last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Mr Comey. Diana Feinstein, D-San Francisco, to respond with her own tweets saying Trump appears to think he's above the law.

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The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice.

Trump relies heavily in social media outlets, twitter in particular, to communicate directly with his followers across the country.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to advise him and represent his legal interests. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.

Comey testified last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he gave a detailed account of his conversations with the President, who he said asked him for his "loyalty" and insinuated that his job as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief might depend on providing such a pledge.

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