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Dershowitz: Trump Is Right About Russia Investigation

Dershowitz: Trump Is Right About Russia Investigation”

Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a "Witch Hunt".

Trump spent Friday morning touting his economic policies and criticizing the investigation. He has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee.

The tweet represented a remarkable show of frustration by a serving President, who is making no secret of his emotions as an investigation that started out as an effort to understand Russian meddling in the election appears to be moving ever closer towards his inner circle and narrowing in on his own conduct.

President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him.

It wasn't clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey.

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

The president did not directly address allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. But it's part of the President's mindset that he's under siege and he's going to fight like he always has. "I can go around them". An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.

The debate over whether Trump is under investigation is silly at this point.

The president tweeted Friday, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof".

Former independent counsel Ken Starr called the prospect of firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller an "insult to the Founding Fathers" in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday night. He has questioned why investigators don't dig into the links between the Democrats and the Russian government, including his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.



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