President Donald Trump, on Friday morning, appears to confirm that he is indeed the focus of an investigation by the special counsel or by Assistant Attorney General Ron Rosenstein. In the Friday morning tweet the President stated, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.” The wording of the tweet appears to identify Rosenstein who wrote the brief that outlined reasons why former FBI Director James Comey could be fired yet the investigation into possible obstruction would be done through the Special Counsel’s chair, Robert Mueller.
On May 9th, according to the President, he asked Ron Rosenstein, to draw up a memo illustrating why there was a need to replace the FBI Director Comey. Yet, in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, President Trump that the real reason for the dismissal was the Russia investigation. The president stated that he had been planning to fire Comey even before he received Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s written recommendation. Trump remarked that “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,” which could lead the observer to the conclusion that Trump interfered the investigation by firing the person in charge.
Mueller who was appointed as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election has expanded the investigation to include possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there had not been any indication that Mueller told Trump to fire Comey. Yet, now it appears that has all changed.
The President also sent another tweet Friday, Trump where he stated that “After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!” The President also tweeted “they made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice,” Trump wrote in his first tweet. “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA.”
The President’s latest tweet about being investigated is confusing in that he states he is being investigated by the “guy who told me to fire Comey.” The President repeatedly stated that it was his decision and no one else to fire Comey but now it appears he has changed the story again to make it someone else’s fault. The news that Trump appears to confirms comes on the heels of Vice -President Pence has hired his own attorney to the continued investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother