In the interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt shortly after firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump described Rosenstein's involvement in the firing. Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business dealings.
The latter being Trump's effort (dutifully followed by his media groupies) to slime Mueller and the talented legal team he has assembled. Critics argued Comey's dismissal amounted to obstruction because the FBI was in the midst of their investigation into Trump's campaign. Sad!" Trump tweeted. "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!
Mueller is said to be investigating whether Trump obstructed the course of justice in the probe into Russian interference in the USA elections.
"We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said.
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Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn. But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. That falls to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who was asked this by Republican senator from Maine Susan Collins at a hearing on Tuesday. "I hope you can let this go".
The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, has reported that the special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe, which Trump previously blasted as "phony".
The new allegations against Trump centre on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction.
He appeared to be referring to Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general who is now leading the probe.
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. Rep. "Her attitude toward the investigation is likely to be a bit different from Rosenstein's, more informed by the structure of presidential authority and less by unwritten norms of prosecutorial independence".
As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.