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Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence has now hired legal counsel to represent him in the Russian Federation probe and there are media reports that the investigation has expanded to include the business dealings of White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump said he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt", the president wrote.
If "the man" in the tweet is, in fact, Rosenstein - as one person who recently spoke to Trump told CNN - Trump's anger marks a whopper of a turnaround on the same man he and other senior White House officials praised effusively just weeks ago. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation.
But the president said the FBI's Russian Federation investigation was a key factor and that he had been planning to fire Comey before hearing from Rosenstein.
"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", said Feinstein.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller told AFP he now has "13 attorneys on board, with several more in the pipeline".
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday that she is "increasingly concerned" that Trump will try to fire Rosenstein and Mueller.
News of Rosenstein's reaction comes amid mounting worries on Capitol Hill that Trump will binge "Apprentice" episodes to fire himself up for a new round of terminations targeting top Justice Department officials.
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Brand is "a horse of a different color from career prosecutors such as Rosenstein, Comey and Mueller", Feldman says. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told United States lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the responsibility of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand, who was confirmed a month ago to be associate attorney general.
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 White House confirmed that Mueller was among the candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey.
Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day. Rosenstein, the former U.S. Attorney for Maryland, crafted a memo laying out the case for Comey's ouster soon after assuming his role as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
Well, Trump's not the first president who was facing charges of obstruction of justice only to complain that all of the attention was unwarranted. The memo asks for preservation of electronic communications and data, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, calendars and other items. Trump aides first said the memo is what sparked the decision to oust the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, but Trump himself promptly undercut that explanation in an interview with NBC News in which he explicitly said Rosenstein's memo had nothing to do it.
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The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
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