Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump admits for first time 'I am being investigated' over James Comey's firing - the Guardian

Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that he was under federal investigation on Twitter on Friday morning.

“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” tweeted the president as he both confirmed a blockbuster Washington Post storyfrom Wednesday and contradicted himself yet again about his decision to fire James Comey in May. The Post had reported that Trump was being investigated for potential obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof,” Trump also tweeted on Friday. “Sad!” A Washington Post review of recent special counsel and special prosecutor investigations found they took an average of three years to conclude.

The president’s tweets came two years to the day after Trump first launched his improbable presidential bid by famously descending an escalator in Trump Tower in New York, and while his presidency is embroiled in crisis over the federal investigation led by Mueller into his campaign’s ties to Russia. - More

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