A day later, Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.
Vice President Mike Pence's office said on Thursday he had hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with the Russian Federation probes.
"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. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office".
Donald Trump tweets about being under investigation.
Trump has vehemently denied any collusion between himself or any of his associates and Russian Federation.
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President Donald Trump's transition team has been ordered to preserve materials related to ongoing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, the New York Times reported on Friday, as Trump again assailed the probes. Last night, Rosenstein put out an unusual statement telling Americans to be skeptical about anonymous allegations and stories based on unnamed sources. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations".
Until Trump's Friday-morning Twitter burst, only the Washington Post's sources had indicated that Trump was being investigated for possible obstruction of justice.
A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. Mueller broadened the probe with the President now under investigation for obstruction of justice in probe regarding possible collusion by his campaign with the Kremlin. I can go around them", while claiming that "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Mueller was appointed under a rarely used regulation that gives him a broad mandate to investigate just about anything he feels is necessary, which could ultimately include Rosenstein's role in Comey's firing. Sad!" Trump tweeted. "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media-over 100 million people!
Now, if Trump is that angry at the man who passively enabled the appointment of a special prosecutor, how must he feel about the one who actually made a decision to pull that trigger, one Rod Rosenstein?
Trump also reportedly asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo to intercede with Comey on the Flynn case, then later asked Coats and National Security Agency chief Michael S. Rogers to state publicly that Trump was not personally under investigation.
The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.