If there's one politician in America who knows how to fight back when under attack, it's Trump.
In a series of statements on Twitter, Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.
The business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter.
There is no democratic or progressive content to this campaign being waged by sections of the state and ruling elite against Russian Federation and the White House.
According to multiple media sources, Mueller has arranged for Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers and former Deputy NSA Director Rick Ledgett to be interviewed as early as this week by his investigators.
Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami.
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. Comey testified that Trump said to him, "I hope you can let this go".
At a Senate panel last week, Mr Coats and Admiral Rogers said they had never felt pressured to interfere in investigations.
The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, The Washington Post said. She added of Trump: "He seems to be buddy-buddy with these epic creeps".
Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.
Trump has revealed that he thinks he is being investigated by saying on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation last month, testified to lawmakers Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and that he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly.
Trump's tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.
Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey's performance. The emoluments clause prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to open an investigation into Trump's firing of Comey.
Grassley announced the investigation in a letter to California Sen.
USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe.