New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

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About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election, according to CBS News. Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

His investigation then grew to include looking at whether President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he was unwilling to back off the Russian Federation investigation.

And a third tweet contended that despite the "phony Witch Hunt" - Trump capitalized both words as if the phrase is a proper noun - the economy under his watch is booming.

"After 7 months of investigations and committee hearings about my collusion with the Russians, nobody has been able to show any proof".

Sources told Fox News that Trump was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the tweet, citing the memo Rosenstein sent in May that offered criticism of then-FBI Director Comey.

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The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump's role, including Dan Coats, director of national intelligence; Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, who recently left his role as Rogers' deputy.

Meanwhile, California Senator Dianne Feinstein expressed concerned that Trump will attempt to fire not only Special Counsel Mueller, who is now investigating him for possible obstruction of justice, but also Rosenstein. "I can go around them", Trump said. Trump has disputed both claims, saying flatly that he never asked Comey to drop the Flynn probe.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.

Rosenstein wrote a memo indicating that the FBI is unlikely to regain the trust of the public and Congress until it has a Director who understands the gravity and pledges no to repeat Comey's mistakes in handling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails.

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President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to board Air Force One for a trip to Miami to deliver a speech on Cuba policy, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

Sessions told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence under oath on June 8 that he and Rosenstein agreed during their meeting with Trump that Comey should be fired.

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. But it's part of the President's mindset that he's under siege and he's going to fight like he always has.

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