In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that "Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel", references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
CBS News has learned that Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, has agreed to be interviewed by the Special Counsel's office about conversations he may have had with the president about the Russian Federation investigation. And in an indication that the investigation is widening its breadth and scope, members of the transition team were ordered to preserve documents related to the investigation, according to The New York Times. President Donald Trump confirmed Friday, June 16, 2017, he was under investigation and appeared to t. All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways.
In a series of statements on Twitter, Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates. Last week, during Comey's testimony, he said he believed he was terminated because of his investigation into Russia's influence on the election.
"Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic and jobs numbers are great". Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed.
On Thursday night, he issued a statement lashing out at news stories sourced to anonymous officials and that he believes are causing the President and Republicans to attack the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller for alleged leaks.
Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House
Ruckelshaus after they refused to fire Archibald Cox, who had been appointed special prosecutor in the Watergate cover-up scandal. It was called the "Saturday night massacre" when on October 20, 1973 President Richard Nixon fired Attorney General Elliot L.
The president tweeted Friday, "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I hope you can let this go". He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.
In characteristic style Mr Trump himself struck back on Twitter.
"After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof".
Comey also testified Trump had directed him to drop a related FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.