Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Fox News host humiliates Trump lawyer for flip-flop on obstruction of justice

Fox News host humiliates Trump lawyer for flip-flop on obstruction of justice

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt".

President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the us election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation.

President Donald Trump's Friday morning Tweeted that he is being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey may have indicated his intent to sack the special counsel appointed to the probe. "Witch Hunt", he wrote on Twitter.

Mueller is also investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Sessions has already recused himself from the case, so Rosenstein is effectively the Attorney General on the case and Brand would replace him should he recuse himself.

ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand that she would have to assume those responsibilities if he disqualified himself from the investigation.

The statement followed several stories in the past few days in The Washington Post and New York Times quoting unnamed sources on the direction of the probe, now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller III.

In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the USA public to "exercise caution" before trusting media reports citing anonymous officials, despite the fact that the Trump administration continues to use them in official statements to the media.

In an earlier tweet on Friday, Mr Trump wrote that nobody has been able to show any proof of "collusion with the Russians". According to James Comey, President Trump tried to ask for loyalty from the ex-FBI director and urged to see that he can "let go" of the Russian Federation investigation on Trump's administration.

Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump, but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes.

His memo criticizing Comey - issued amid the former FBI director's investigation into Russia's 2016 actions - has cast doubt over his objectivity in the eyes of many Democrats.

Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

Comey also testified Trump had directed him to drop a related FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

There's now no "full-scale" investigation of President Donald Trump, says an ABC reporter. "This investigation is so important to our country that it was incumbent on Rosenstein to find someone who would be beyond question or reproach. That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office", Feinstein said in a statement Friday.

He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence has hired a personal criminal defence lawyer to guide him through the various investigations encircling the White House.

While Mueller is now leading the investigation, Rosenstein still maintains the authority to make final decisions about adding resources and personnel to the probe - and most critically, over whether any prosecutions should be pursued.

Comey made the existence of this investigation public in a March hearing before the House intelligence committee.

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