The most recent: Dem '' concerned ' Trump will fire private investigators


Evan Vucci/ AP FILE President Donald Trump strolls from Marine One to board Flying force One for a journey to Miami to talk on Cuba policy, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Andrews Flying force Base, Md.

Friday, June 16, 2017|9:41 a.m.

WASHINGTON– The current on the ongoing examinations into claims of Russia disturbance in the 2016 election (perpetuities regional):

12:25 p.m.

. The leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is “progressively concerned” that President Donald Trump will attempt to fire Unique Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Mueller is examining Russian interference in U.S. elections and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Trump verified in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take goal at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a “witch hunt.”

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein stated Trump’s tweets are sending out a message “that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him which anybody who believes otherwise will be fired.”

She stated Trump has actually “embarked on an effort to weaken anyone with the capability to bring any misdeeds to light” and the Senate shouldn’t let that take place.

Feinstein also belongs to the Senate Intelligence committee, which is performing its own Russia probe.


11:15 a.m.

. The Senate Intelligence Committee is holding a public hearing next week to collect more details on Russia’s interference in 2015’s elections.

Wednesday’s session will concentrate on Russia’s efforts to hack into state election systems, prospective hazards in upcoming election cycles, and whether states are well positioned to respond to those threats.

The panel is conducting both open hearings and closed sessions as it examines Russian efforts to affect in 2015’s project. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russia hacking scandal, consisting of extremely advertised hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney general of the United States Jeff Sessions.

Next week’s witnesses include officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, election authorities, and an expert on election security.


9:49 a.m.

. The leading attorney for the Trump transition team has bought the company’s staff to protect all records and other products related to the widening investigation by unique counsel Robert Mueller into contacts between the Trump project and Russian agents.

The move bought Thursday by the transition’s basic counsel cast a broad internet on documents tied to the Russia investigation along with queries into the activities of Trump partners. Those associates include previous nationwide security consultant Michael Flynn, project chairman Paul Manafort, foreign policy assistant Carter Page and outdoors adviser Roger Stone.

The move was confirmed by a transition official who spoke on condition of privacy to discuss post-election choices.

The order came the exact same day that Vice President Mike Pence worked with an outdoors lawyer to represent his legal interests.


9:20 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he is being examined for shooting FBI Director James Comey by the guy who told him to do it.

In his most current tweet, the president appeared to confirm he is under investigation for possible blockage of justice. It wasn’t clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports.

The president composed, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the guy who informed me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”

Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney general of the United States Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Trump raised issues over Comey’s performance. However Robert Mueller has been designated special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 governmental election and possible collusion with the Trump project.

There has been no indication that Mueller told Trump to fire Comey.


9:10 a.m.

President Donald Trump states the economy is enhancing and task numbers are up, regardless of the “bogus Witch Hunt” versus him.

The president tweeted Friday, “Regardless of the counterfeit Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & & jobs numbers are fantastic. Regulations method down, tasks and enthusiasm method up!”

U.S. companies drew back on employing in May by adding just 138,000 tasks, though the gains sufficed to assist nudge the joblessness rate down to a 16 year-low.

The Labor Department this month that the jobless rate was up to 4.3 percent the lowest level given that 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate decreased mainly for a less-than-encouraging factor: People stopped trying to find operate in May and so were no longer counted as jobless.


8:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump is promoting his social media following, saying he can provide his message straight to voters rather of going through the “fake news media.”

The president tweeted Friday, “The Phony News Media dislikes when I utilize what has actually ended up being my very effective Social Media – over 100 million individuals! I can walk around them.”

Trump is an avid user of Twitter, with over 32 million followers on his individual account and more than 18 million individuals on the official presidential account. He also has millions of fans on his official Facebook pages.

Not all of Trump’s social networks fans are advocates. And Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized his use of Twitter, particularly in the middle of the continuous investigation into Russia’s disturbance in the 2016 presidential election.


8:05 a.m.

President Donald Trump states it’s “sad” that seven months of examinations and hearings into possible links in between his campaign and Russia have been useless.

The president tweeted Friday, “After 7 months of investigations & & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to reveal any proof. Sad!”

His remarks follow revelations that special counsel Robert Mueller is taking a look at whether Trump blocked justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 governmental election.

Trump has actually called The Washington Post report a “counterfeit story” and a “WITCH HUNT.” He has questioned why private investigators don’t dig into the links between the Democrats and the Russian federal government, including his general election challenger, Hillary Clinton.

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