US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

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In a tweet Friday morning, President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey.

"If he fires Mueller, I will tell you, we are right on the brink of a constitutional crisis", the IL senator said.

It is unclear to whom Trump is referring: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote memos supportive of ousted FBI Director James Comey's firing.

That prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller - himself a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - as special counsel the following week.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the USA election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

Trump, in a series of morning tweets, reverted back to the tone that won him the White House, slamming the investigation a day after he called for unity in the wake of a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured several people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Post has also reported that Mueller is investigating the business dealings of Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Comey, who was sacked on May 9, told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

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It will be up to Mueller to decide whether Trump crossed the legal line and whether to pursue an obstruction case against him.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen. Trump tweeted. "Witch Hunt".

Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

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

Vice-President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to handle his response to inquiries into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Reports that Trump allegedly asked two intelligence chiefs to publicly deny any cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation are also said to be part of the investigation. Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation.

The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

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