Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey. Earlier this week the Washington Post released a story reporting Mueller is investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice.
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. Dick Durbin said Friday that President Donald Trump will put the country at the "brink of a constitutional crisis" if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller.
According to the Independent, recent news reports have suggested that Trump sought all three officials' help in putting FBI Director, James Comey, under pressure to drop his investigation into Mr. Flynn - National Security Advisor who has possible ties to the Kremlin. In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th.
Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation. Since then, dozens of critical leaks about the Russian Federation investigation and Trump's handling of classified information have been reported, seriously undermining the administration's agenda. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday.
His aides try to change the subject when the president brings up Russian Federation, and aides have tried to reassure him the probe will clear him of wrongdoing - but he remains obsessed by what he believes is unfair treatment.
The US president has claimed on his Twitter account that he is being probed for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey by the man who told him to do it.
While accusing the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration of indulging in illegal acts, Trump had said that "there was never a special counsel appointed to oversee the acts of his Democrat predecessors". Mueller may want to learn about Trump's conversations with Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing on May 9.
The Post reports the other members include: 'former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign'. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day.
Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business dealings. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. And it's no secret that Trump has surrounded himself with people who make their money in ways that, at first glance, look pretty damn suspicious. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"