In a series of statements on Twitter on Thursday, Mr Trump repeated his claim that the investigation is based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates.
The Trump White House has been subject to numerous embarrassing leaks since the firing of former FBI DirectorJames Comey.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, said she is becoming "increasingly concerned" that Trump will terminate both Mueller and Rosenstein.
He has tweeted four times Friday morning, also lashing out at the news media and insisting that economy is doing well "despite the phony Witch Hunt" he spent some of Thursday decrying on Twitter as well.
But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
The move ordered Thursday by the transition's general counsel cast a wide net on documents tied to the Russian Federation investigation as well as inquiries into the activities of Trump associates.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, has to answer for his dumbass tweets, and CNN notes that she's referring inquiries into his tweets to his private attorney, Marc Kasowitz. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday. "Sad!" Trump said in his first tweet of the day.
In recent weeks, there has been a lot of reporting that Trump has grown frustrated that there is a "Russia cloud" hovering over his presidency and wants to find a way to remove it. Trumpposted. "Witch Hunt".
ABC News reported Friday that sources within the Department of Justice said Rosenstein had acknowleged that he could have to recuse himself in a meeting with colleagues.
Since Rosenstein recommended the firing, he could be a witness in the case and ethically obligated to recuse himself.
Comey testified it would be up to Mueller to decide whether Trump's action amounted to obstruction of justice, an act that could be cited in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.
"I think Rod's going to be able to handle whatever position he's put in and do what the job calls for".
The president tweeted Friday, "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!" Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
SUSAN COLLINS: If President Trump ordered you to fire the special counsel, what would you do?
Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents
Since his election he has softened his tone and said he would deal with DACA "with heart , " without pledging to continue it. During his presidential campaign, Trump called both programs "illegal executive amnesties" that circumvented Congress.
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
After a brief trial broadcast by North Korean state television, Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor. His family were told that he contracted botulism after the trial, and was given a sleeping pill from which he never awoke.
Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods to Impact North Texas
With Whole Foods , Amazon gets an established business that it can transform through its technology and supply network expertise. Other retail and food distribution-related stocks in the U.S. and Europe, including Wal-Mart and Target , followed suit.
Trump confirms he's under investigation
Late on Thursday night, Rosenstein issued a written statement about leaks in the Russian Federation probe. An unusual statement from the Department of Justice has many in Washington scratching their heads.
Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing
But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations. A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.