Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

The president, for his part, has denied any collusion between members of his campaign and Russian agents looking to interfere with the election.

Shortly thereafter, he followed that up with another tweet, in which he returned to one of his main themes regarding the ongoing probe: "You are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people".

Reports in United States media said senior intelligence officials would be interviewed on whether Mr Trump tried to end an inquiry into his sacked National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey.

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey.

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.

The letter said the investigation would also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, attorney general under former USA president Barack Obama, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Mueller's investigation has now expanded to include potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump.

Both the House and the Senate also have open investigations into Russian interference in last year's election. President seems to have acknowledged this as fact today in a tweet.

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"As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will". Most legal experts believe that represents an obstruction of justice.

"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who labeled it "very unsafe".

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. Trump tweets. Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: "Witch Hunt".

The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.

A Justice Department official - who declined to speak on the record - told CNN that the White House didn't order Rosenstein's statement.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, had responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

Trump has denied any collusion between himself or any of his associates and Russian Federation, and Putin has denied that Moscow sought to interfere in the election.

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