Comey has also said Trump asked him to drop an investigation into ties between Michael Flynn, who advised Trump during the campaign and briefly served as national security adviser after Trump's inauguration, and Russian officials.
The president is reportedly under investigation for obstruction after firing FBI director James Comey, and sources told Politico he's privately fuming about special prosecutor Robert Mueller. In the immediate aftermath of Mr Comey's firing, the White House made public, memos from Mr Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that made a case for getting rid the FBI Director.
Donald Trump resorted to Twitter to slam a report that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the President for possible obstruction of justice. Comey was sacked by the president on May 9 while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign. On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to call the probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!".
Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue
Obama traveled to Havana last March to solidify a detente between the U.S. and Cuba that his administration negotiated in 2014. On Friday, Trump sought to revive that struggle, listing the misdeeds of the Castro government over more than five decades.
"Her attitude toward the investigation is likely to be a bit different from Rosenstein's, more informed by the structure of presidential authority and less by unwritten norms of prosecutorial independence". He said he believes Mr Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".
"As you and I have discussed, however, I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken".
His tweets come as Mr Trump marks two years since announcing his plan to run for president.
Russian Federation delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup
Ipswich's Tommy Smith was then on hand to keep Russian Federation at bay as the defender cleared Dmitry Poloz's effort. Denis Glushakov dinks the ball over Kiwi goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic , leading to the opening goal of the game.
Mr Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote in his tweet.
Trump on Thursday fired of a series of tweets describing the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt" and he inquired to as to why Hillary Clinton's alleged dealings with Russian Federation were not being investigated.
While the Trump administration initially said that letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the "Russia thing".
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He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members. Hodgkinson had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.