'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

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Mr Rosenstein played a part in the dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was sacked by Mr Trump in May.

It wasn't immediately clear to whom Trump was referring to in his comment "the man who told me to fire" Comey.

US President Donald Trump lashes out at Hillary Clinton and the media following reports he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.

But Rosenstein is not now heading the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with a Russian campaign that US intelligence officials have said was seeking to tilt the outcome of the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president interviewed to replace Mr Comey.

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An obstruction of justice finding could form the basis for Mr Trump's impeachment but such a step would face a steep hurdle because it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by Mr Trump's fellow Republicans. Trump tweeted. "Witch Hunt". When Comey testified last week, he also gave the committee and Mueller a document that involved Comey taking notes of his communications with President Trump. In his latest of four Friday morning tweets, all angry and combative, the President says he is being investigated, and appears to target Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. According to the paper, Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers's recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.

Trump has harped on the fact that former FBI Director James Comey told him he wasn't under investigation, but recent reports have found his alleged actions, meetings and calls with Comey have reportedly led special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the president for possible obstruction of justice. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment for the Guardian, and a spokesman for Trump's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the November election in his favor.

The interest in Kushner's activities by the special counsel's office is no more extensive than the FBI's interest in his multiple roles on both the Trump campaign and transition team, which CNN reported last month.

"I appointed him; I stand by that decision, " he said.

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