Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

It wasn't immediately clear to whom Trump was referring to in his comment "the man who told me to fire" Comey.

Amid reports Donald Trump is unhappy with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's closeness with fired FBI Director James Comey, the top ethics lawyer from ex-President George W. Bush's administration said Saturday Vice President Mike Pence will "soon become" the next USA president.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) warned Friday that President Donald Trump's tweets were making her "increasingly concerned" that he intends to oust the two officials overseeing the sprawling federal investigation into Russia's election interference: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the special counsel he appointed, Robert Mueller. The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out of the West Wing.

Yesterday, after US President Donald Trump denied obstruction of justice allegations made against him within the investigation into his relationship with Russian Federation and for firing Comey, today (Friday), Trump is painting a different picture.

"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president after a report by The Washington Post, NBC News and others that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Trump also trained his fire on his onetime rival Hillary Clinton.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. The order by the general counsel for his transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

He reiterated tweets from Thursday morning about the investigation.

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.

I mean, now they're talking about not the Russians, they're talking about obstruction. "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he wrote.

The Times points out that Trump's tweet came hours after an "oddly worded" statement by Rosenstein about leaks.

In a two-part tweet posted early on Sunday, Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

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