If Trump does fire Rosenstein, or he recuses himself, Mueller's investigation would be overseen by Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand who the Senate confirmed in May to be the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department. Russian Federation has denied interfering in last year's presidential elections, as has the White House.
Trump also trained his fire on his onetime rival Hillary Clinton.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, reacting to the news stories that prompted the Trump tweets, blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for leaking information regarding the president, which he called "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the director of National Intelligence.
Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign. Nearly half of Americans say they're very concerned.
The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win.
Kushner is expected to meet the Senate Intelligence Committee sometime this month. His transition team was ordered to preserve documents related to the Russian Federation investigation by the team's general counsel's office, according to The New York Times on Friday. He said he believed Trump had directed him to drop a related agency investigation into the president's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
The move was confirmed by a transition official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss post-election decisions.
Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.
President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice. He is reportedly being investigated over whether he tried to obstruct law enforcement investigations into his associates or into the Russian Federation matter.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warned the public Thursday night about stories attributed to anonymous sources.
The tweets on June 16, 2017 are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr. Mueller was looking into whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice. Perhaps that's partly because Comey conceded Trump wasn't under investigation and admitted the president told him to pursue the Russian Federation investigation. "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!"
Of course, "unnamed officials" are the source of the story.
The Labor Department this month that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent.
"You begin to wonder if is going to be a domino effect here where it is just one person after another", said Andrew Graham, a longtime Maryland defense lawyer who worked with Rosenstein.
Trump also took aim at his favorite foil - the media. His aides scrambled in the wake of that tweet to make clear the President was simply saying he had read the reports that he was under investigation but had not been told it separately.
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