“President Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time on Friday that he was under investigation in the expanding inquiry into Russian influence in the election, and he appeared to attack the integrity of the Justice Department official in charge of leading it. In an early-morning tweet, the president declared that he was ‘being investigated’ for his decision to fire James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director. And he seemed to accuse Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, of leading a ‘witch hunt.'”

Source: Michael D. Shear and Charlie Savage. “Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation in Russia Inquiry.” The New York Times. June 16. 2017. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/politics/trump-investigation-comey-russia.html


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