Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election, according to CBS News.

Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and has told lawmakers he would only fire him with good cause.

Mueller has hired 13 new lawyers to help him handle his investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice and if members of his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

The president wrote, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

He appeared to be referring to Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general who is now leading the probe.

The latest outburst by Mr Trump followed news that vice president Mike Pence has hired a lawyer in connection with the FBI's investigation. Former FBI head Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel a day after a report stemming from the notes was published.

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Manafort, Page and Stone have also been linked to the Russian Federation investigations.

The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking even more political oxygen out of the West Wing.

The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe.

Rosenstein, 52, has kept a relatively low profile throughout his decades working inside the Justice Department, a fact that likely helped him win bipartisan approval weeks ago when 94 senators voted to confirm his appointment to deputy attorney general.

Coats told associates that Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to officials.

President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice.

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But Trump has publicly said he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation.

Trump kept up his criticism of the investigations in a series of tweets on Friday.

"Sad!" the president tweeted Friday.

NBC is reaching out to the White House.

Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. Trump wrote Friday morning at 9:07 a.m. EDT.

The investigation, the president added is being led by "very bad and conflicted people".

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It's unclear if the president is referring to direct knowledge that he's being investigated or reacting to media reports.

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