On Friday, the President tweeted he was under "investigation", which he called a "witch hunt" in another tweet.
"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said in her statement. Was it Rosenstein, who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that Trump initially cited in firing Comey on May 9?
After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!
Yet Trump's angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active probe. "I can go around them". But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into Russia's intervention into the last year's presidential polls. But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations. Rosenstein testified under oath this week that he would not fire Mueller without good cause and that none exists.
President Donald Trump says it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations", his statement reads.
Mr Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in USA elections and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign.
Investigators in Mueller's office are set to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN. There's also the fact that Trump admitted in a televised interview to firing the former FBI Director to end the Russian Federation probe, but why let that get in the way of things when you have a DOJ employee to kick around?
Senators were captivated by Comey's testimony, in which he indicated that political pressure had been put on him by both the Obama and Trump administration.