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Donald Trump Tweets Confirmation Of WashPost Report He’s Under Investigation

Deadline logo Deadline 6/16/2017 Lisa de Moraes
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In the latest stunning tweet, Donald Trump confirmed Friday morning he is under investigation, and appears to be pointing the finger at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

Depending on your cable news outlet, this signals:

a) Trump’s lawyer cannot control his client.

b) President Trump is asserting himself and taking matters into his own hands.

c) Trump is about to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and/or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a Richard Nixon-esque Saturday Night Massacre move.

Trump originally said when he fired FBI Director James Comey that he was doing so on recommendation of his Deputy AG Rosenstein, then said he had already decided to sack Comey when he asked Rosenstein to write up his thoughts on Comey. Rosenstein went on to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to take charge of the investigation into Russian tampering with the presidential election and possible collusion by members of Trump’s campaign.

Trump’s tweet was blasted out a day after Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at an off-camera briefing she “believes” Trump has confidence in Mueller.

This as The New York Times reports Trump’s transition team has been ordered to preserve all documents related to the Russia probe.

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