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Robert Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

19 June 2017

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation".

A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week.

Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday.

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

The Washington Post also claims that right after Comey gave this document to Mueller, Mr. Mueller then opened an investigation of President Trump on whether of not he obstructed justice in firing James Comey.

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President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed he was under investigation in an ongoing probe about Russian interference in the election, and he appeared to attack the man in his administration overseeing it.

Trump lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

His morning missive apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated.

"But let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction", he added. "Witch Hunt", he wrote. The Post said both men refused the President's request. The special counsel can only be fired by Rosenstein, though the president could in in theory direct Rosenstein to fire him.

A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.

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People zeroed into the words "I am being investigated" and wondered who he's talking about.

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

The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday.

But Trump has publicly said he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation.

Several investigations could pose trouble for Trump.

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The memo also calls for the preservation of any records pertaining to background research on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, Trump's former foreign policy advisor Carter Page, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, who served as an informal adviser.

Robert Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers