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Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe

16 June 2017

Trump, according to The Times, has brought up the legal and political implications of firing Mueller, whom he reportedly thinks is "incapable of an impartial investigation".

Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to clean up after former FBI Director James Comey vengefully detonated some innuendo bombs during his own appearance before the committee the previous week.

It's a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates. At some point, there will come a conclusion that the Constitution has to be placed above all other interests and that Donald J. Trump has to be removed from the Office of the President as soon as possible.

Trump did not directly address the allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense.

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Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report.

No one but Mueller and his team know how the Russian Federation investigations will move forward, but one thing's for sure - it's going to take time, probably years.

On Thursday an aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed he was hiring Richard Cullen - a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - as a private lawyer.

"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House deputy press secretary, said in a press briefing aboard Air Force One on Tuesday evening.

In an address to the country, Trump struck a notably less partisan tone in response to his first major domestic crisis.

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The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow.

Allies have even floated the idea that Mueller may be fired.

"It would be the normal course if you were looking at this current situation and you have the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation saying, 'Oh, the president said this to me, I was feeling uncomfortable about it, ' that [Mueller] would include a look at that", Wu said.

Trump wasn't under investigation personally prior to Comey's firing on May 9.

"Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, bleached emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?"

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Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, Rogers' former deputy will be interviewed by Mueller's investigators, perhaps as early as this week, the article said. The New York Times later reported Mueller is seeking interviews with three high-ranking foreign intelligence officials. Donald Trump believes that he can make the investigation go away if he fires Mueller.