Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

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As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing. However, the Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Friday Rosenstein sees no reason at this point to recuse himself, however, adding, "As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will". Some news organizations reported that Trump was considering firing Mueller in the wake of these revelations.

For months - President Trump made it known that he's not personally under investigation - but now it appears - that could be changing. The White House denies any collusion.

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.

Mr Trump previously claimed he was the victim of a "witch hunt" in May after Mr Mueller, a former FBI director, was appointed to lead an investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general nominee for US President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Trump is not the first president to be subjected to a special counsel investigation, nor the first president to protest it.

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Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, claiming he is being probed for firing FBI director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. That left Rosenstein in charge of the Russian Federation probe.

A source close to Trump's legal team tells CGTN "no".

The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.

"We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country", Trump said at the White House.

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