Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

The AP-NORC poll of 1,068 adults was conducted June 8-11 using a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is created to be representative of the US population.

Attorney Steve Ryan says Friday that Michael Cohen plans on cooperating "in all governmental inquiries". What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign. Comey confirmed that in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. He heads the McDermott, Will and Emery firm's government strategies practice.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with Coats and two other Trump administration officials and that the Russian Federation investigation is widening to examine whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice. Trump wrote on Twitter, in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than three hours in a closed session as part of the panel's probe into Russian interference in US elections.

Late on Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who is overseeing the Russian Federation investigation - issued a statement saying the Justice Department does not confirm or deny the kind of allegations in news reports about the probe, and encouraging the public to be sceptical of them.

Comey took notes after each of his nine meetings or phone calls with Trump, including one alone with the president in the Oval Office on February 14, the day after Flynn was forced to resign.

CBS News has learned that Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, has agreed to be interviewed by the Special Counsel's office about conversations he may have had with the president about the Russian Federation investigation.

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.

FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired by the president on May 9, and Mueller was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department to continue an independent investigation. Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump, who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation.

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.

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The special counsel appointed to probe alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential polls is now also investigating President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, according to a media report.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, referred questions about Trump's tweet to the President's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz. "Witch Hunt", the President tweeted.

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Now that Trump is president and Comey has emerged as a top Trump antagonist, some former Comey critics see his willingness to go after the leaders of both political parties as proof of his independence. The unnamed sources claim that Kushner discussed setting up a confidential line of communication between Trump and Russian officials during the Kislyak meeting. He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.

President Donald Trump groused Thursday that no one is investigating Democrats' "dealings with Russia" while there are multiple investigations into what he phrased as his "non-dealings" with Moscow.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director", Trump tweeted, most likely referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special prosecutor to investigate Trump's suspected ties with Russian Federation.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment for this story, but said "that the Special Counsel's Office has undertaken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures and will deal severely with any member who engages in this conduct".

The Post report did not name the Federal Bureau of Investigation as its source.

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