Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

Top Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein expressed concern that Trump may try to fire both Mueller and Rosenstein, warning "he's in for a rude awakening" if he thinks he can shut down the investigation. That ended the moment President Trump began tweeting about the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the election and reportedly into the president himself. "Sad!" Trump said in his first tweet of the day. A spokeswoman said Trump did not intend to. It would also impose new sanctions for Russia's conduct in Syria and its interference in the 2016 election.

On May 17 the Department of Justice appointed Mueller as special counsel to head up the Russian Federation investigation.

Next week's witnesses include officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, election officials, and an expert on election security.

Trump's legal team and surrogates are "building a case for firing Mueller", wrote Richard Painter in a tweet after he appeared on Fox News Saturday.

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The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.

Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.

What that means is, amid confirmation of an obstruction inquiry, Trump went straight back to Twitter to leave a few more bread crumbs for investigators on the path to his own guilt. It wasn't clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports.

In the interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt shortly after firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump described Rosenstein's involvement in the firing. She's the associate attorney general, which makes her third in command at the Justice Department behind Rosenstein and Sessions.

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Yes, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who did write a letter suggesting Comey's firing, but the Special Counsel is there to take over for Rosenstein.

Confidants and advisers close to Mr Trump said his fury was mounting at the probe and he had been yelling at TV sets about its press coverage.

United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Mr Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media.

Rosenstein's statement read: "Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country-let alone the branch or agency of government-with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated".

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Trump is an avid user of Twitter, with over 32 million followers on his personal account and more than 18 million people on the official presidential account.


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