The FBI will not make former FBI Director James Comey's memos on President Donald Trump public because they are part of an awaiting or potential law enforcement proceeding, according to reports, Friday.
Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. It has been cited that Mueller may have conflicts of interest in his friendship with Comey and his decision to hire prosecutors who have donated to Democratic candidates.
Others have pointed to news that Mueller interviewed with Trump for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director post after Comey's firing.
The tweet, which seems to confirm that Trump himself is under investigation, appears to reference Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as "the man" investigating him. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump also reportedly asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo to intercede with Comey on the Flynn case, then later asked Coats and National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers to state publicly that Trump was not personally under investigation.
Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.More news: Cubans now face same deportation risk as other immigrants
Yesterday, Trump referred to the possible obstruction of justice investigation as the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". His tweet about a "WITCH HUNT" conducted by "bad" people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line - that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency. "I can go around them", the tweet read.
Boente, however, was nominated by former President Barack Obama and his U.S. attorney's office has already been leading parts of the federal investigation. The No. 2, John Cornyn of Texas, said he saw "no reason" to fire Mueller, and even Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed "a lot of confidence" in the special counsel. And when it comes to Trump and Russian Federation it was entirely warranted.
Trump left yesterday with his wife and young son to spend the weekend at Camp David for the first time, and is scheduled to return to Washington late today.
The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.
Sekulow stressed repeatedly that Trump is not under investigation.
Trump responded to reports he is personally being investigated for obstruction of justice with a characteristic scorched earth defence: claiming mistreatment of historic proportions and calling into question the probity of his accusers.