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Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is the special counsel investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in meddling in the US Presidential election.

Comey was investigating former national security adviser Flynn as part of a probe into Russian involvement into the Presidential election previous year, and if there was any possible collusion between elements of the Trump campaign and Russia.

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".

Reuters cited a source which confirmed the Post report, adding that an examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" after former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation investigation.

He also said Trump had privately urged him to pull back on the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a claim that the president has denied.

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election.

"Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president - if that's true, that is obstruction of justice", Toobin said.

Mr Sessions kicked off his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee by asserting that he had "never met or had any conversations with any Russians" about interference in last year's presidential race. The outlet also said the probe now also includes a look at any financial crimes by Trump associates.

More news: Obstruction of justice case on Trump

This story is nothing more than an example of even more leaks coming out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and special counsel's office in an effort to undermine the President.

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. Obstruction of justice is a potentially impeachable offense.

The officials said Coats, Rogers and Ledgett would appear voluntarily, though it remains unclear whether they will describe in full their conversations with Trump and other top officials, or will be directed by the White House to invoke executive privilege.

Shortly after Trump fired Comey, a Justice Department official tapped Mueller to take up the investigation as a special counsel.

Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings.

Mueller's investigative team has expanded in recent weeks.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Mr Trump's personal lawyer, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

And he repeatedly refused to reveal whether he had spoken to the President regarding Mr James Comey's handling of the probe into Russian election meddling - which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director believes to be the reason he was sacked.



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