Trump confirms he is being investigated over firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine: NYT

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine: NYT

Your headline and story "Comey testifies he was sacked over Russian probe", barely mentions that fired FBI director James Comey admitted under oath he told President Trump on three separate occasions that he was not, and never had been, the subject of any intelligence agency investigation regarding collusion with the Russians.

Days after Comey was abruptly ousted, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Comey also testified Trump had directed him to drop a related FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

A new investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee adds to the many other inquiries underway, notably special counsel Robert Mueller's expanding Russian Federation probe, which now appears to include questions about whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance, but Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey.

A person familiar with Mueller's inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said yesterday Mueller was looking into whether Trump or others attempted to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

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The investigation over possible obstruction of justice just adds to the scandal involving the president, with Donald Trump and his supporters claiming that he is a victim of a "witch hunt" created by his opponents and the so-called "fake news" media.

The obstruction of justice investigation into the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

'Every time they come up here for their nomination hearing and I ask them are you going to answer phone calls and our letters and are you going to give us the documents you want? Officials say that changed shortly after Comey's firing.

A spokesman for Trump's outside lawyer reacted angrily to the reports of an expanding probe by Mueller, accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation of breaking the law by disclosing the information. The story claimed that Comey would refute Trump's claim that Comey told him on three separate occasions that he was not a subject of the Russian Federation investigation.

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"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team.

However, Mr Comey's sacking may be investigated.

Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a odd statement from a senior official in his administration. They are Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager; Rick Gates, Manafort's business partner; Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser; Flynn; and Roger J Stone Jr, an informal adviser to Trump.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation.

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Gingrich added he did not truly see "Trump breaking loose until the Fox debate in August". "I don't think it serves him well".

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 the inauguration.

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