Trump may have been referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a highly critical memo about Comey.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Mueller is widening his investigation to examine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice by seeking to alter the direction of the FBI’s investigation.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of the President, said earlier this week that Trump was considering firing Mueller, who has been appointed to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election.
Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel.
Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI’s investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year’s presidential election.
“After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my “collusion with the Russians”, nobody has been able to show any proof”.
Trump’s tweet could force Rosenstein’s recusal in the Mueller investigation, according to a Bloomberg View article by Harvard law professor Noah Feldman.
“With this in mind please immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible destruction of the information described above, including electronic information, and take all reasonable measures to preserve this information”, the memo said, according to the Times.
Mueller’s friendship with Comey and Mueller’s selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic.
“Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” he wrote.
Trump again took to Twitter following the reports of Pence hiring a lawyer, suggesting Hillary Clinton should be the one under investigation.
He had likened the appointment of the special counsel with the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history”. From the early days of the 2016 presidential election, the former host of “The Apprentice” has been facing allegations that he’s linked to Russian Federation, as even more damaging information has been released to the public since he’s been sworn into office last January.
That news appears to have infuriated the president, who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama s detente with Cuba. “They clearly don’t have control over what he’s tweeting and it has been long standing practice that when you’re under investigation you don’t attack publicly the investigators”. The order by the general counsel for his transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and representatives of Russia’s government.
He’s been advised of the legal ramifications from making these presidential statements on Twitter, but he and at least a few advisers have come to believe the political fight is more urgent.