Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

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The President has been criticizing the special counsel appointment as the "single greatest witch hunt" in the history of US politics.

Someone please take away his phone. "President Trump said prior that once he gets in he's going to kick the S-H-I-T out of the enemy".

The memo, dated June 15, comes more than two weeks after Trump campaign officials received a similar letter dated May 26 directing them to preserve all records related to their work for the campaign, in light of the investigations being led by the special counsel and the House and Senate intelligence committees. No such conclusion has been reached.

Trump and his White House have offered various explanations for Comey's abrupt ouster, including that he lost the confidence of the bureau's rank and file - a suggestion flatly dismissed by acting director Andrew McCabe.

In his tweet today, Trump seemingly confirmed the report and reiterated his charge linking his presidential campaign with Russian Federation is nothing but a political witch-hunt.

However, it is likely that he was tweeting about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or Mueller who is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

Trump has vehemently denied any collusion between himself or any of his associates and Russian Federation.

Those very public actions and statements alone cry out for investigation. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is also continuing its investigation into possible election tampering.

Mike Rogers and Rogers' former deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed as part of Mueller's investigation, according to five people "briefed on the requests" who were "not authorized to discuss the matter publicly", the paper reports. Perhaps it does to Mueller as well. The latest reports suggest that Trump considered the possibility, though his aides managed to talk him out of it. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.

That is why investigators want to know more about a meeting between Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and executives of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state-owned development bank now under USA sanctions. The inquiries have yet to show evidence of collusion. If they find none, I'm certain Mueller will forthrightly report that fact - but only after completing a proper investigation, which takes time.

Obviously, it is to be hoped Mueller will conduct a thorough, impartial probe.

Mr Trump, who is due to give a speech in Miami on Friday where he is expected to announce a shift in USA policy towards Cuba, also boasted about his deployment of social media, despite warnings by legal experts that his tweets may be used against him in the ongoing investigation.

But it is not.

After the "mother of all bombs" was deployed to fight ISIS in Afghanistan in April, a U.S. Central Command spokesman appeared to affirm Trump's aggressive statements against the Islamic State. We need to know what happened so that we can ensure it never happens again.

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