Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

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After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump said that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation. A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.

"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", Gingrich wrote on Twitter, adding "very unsafe".

USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe.

"I think he's looking for information that would bolster the case that Comey made publicly and in his memos - that he believed Trump had directed him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, who was President Trump's first national security adviser". The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet, blaming him for what he terms a "witch hunt". The unnamed sources claim that Kushner discussed setting up a confidential line of communication between Trump and Russian officials during the Kislyak meeting. He's a leaker, ' Trump said at a press conference referencing Comey, before pivoting to trade deficits and other geographic regions that could pose a problem to the United States.

Trump wrote that the investigation has not "been able to show any proof", an allegation that he assessed with one of his signature Twitter catchphrases: "Sad!"

However, the Wall St Journal quoted a source as saying that Mr Mueller would examine whether Mr Comey's sacking was an attempt by the president to alter the course of the investigation.

'Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous "officials", particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated, ' the odd statement read.

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Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey's performance.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Trump demonstrated Friday morning that the Russian Federation probe continues to consume his attention, tweeting a stream of messages decrying the controversy.

A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment on Wednesday.

Trump writes, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

At the December meeting with Kislyak, Kushner suggested establishing a secure communications line between Trump officials and the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic facility, according to USA officials who reviewed intelligence reports describing Kislyak's account. All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways. Though just over half of Americans say they disapprove of Trump's firing of Comey, the number grows to 79 percent among Democrats.

Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week.

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