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Trump turns on deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in new ‘witch hunt’ tweet

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President Donald Trump lashed out at his deputy attorney general Friday morning on Twitter.

The president tweeted a complaint against Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a letter justifying Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey — which has now triggered an obstruction of justice investigation.

“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted.

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Rosenstein issued an unusual — and possibly pre-emptive — statement Thursday night warning Americans not to trust anonymously sourced stories from foreign officials.

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated,” the statement reads. “Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”

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Rosenstein is overseeing the Justice Department probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself due to his own undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador were revealed.

Trump has insisted he was not under investigation in connection with the probe, but he appeared to confirm he has been a target for months after reports revealed the president was under investigation for obstruction after firing Comey.

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Rosenstein told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee this week that he would not follow an order by the president to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who he appointed to investigate possible Russian interference in the election, unless he believed there was good cause to do so.

“I’m not going to follow any order unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders,” Rosenstein told lawmakers. “Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. That’s what I would do. If there were good cause, I would consider it.”

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“If there were not good cause, it wouldn’t matter to me what anybody says,” he added.

Some of Trump’s conservative allies have urged the president to fire Mueller and questioned the special counsel’s integrity and fairness.

“Mueller and Rod Rosenstein? Recuse themselves, resign immediately,” said Fox News host Sean Hannity, broadcasting live Wednesday from the baseball field where two GOP congressmen were shot and wounded hours earlier. “This is the biggest act — I want you to pay attention — of retribution we have ever seen from the deep state in the history of this country. Just as we have been saying on this program, it has now turned into a political witch hunt against the president of the United States.”

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‘Weary and numb’ GOP legislative aide says they’re secretly apathetic about Trump getting impeached

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While President Donald Trump has been banging the war drums to rally his voters against the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, at least one Republican legislative aide feeling apathetic about the prospects of their party's leader being removed from office.

In interviews with New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi, Republican officials say that Trump's presidency has so completely exhausted them that they're having a hard time getting worked up about his impeachment.

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‘Tighter’: Actress Ellen Barkin praises women impeachment witnesses who have Trump’s ‘balls in their fist’

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Actor and producer Ellen Barkin on Monday celebrated the women who have testified against President Donald Trump in the House impeachment inquiry.

Writing on Twitter, Barkin made reference leaked audio in which Trump said that he could grab women by the genitals because he was famous. She also praised former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former White House aide on Russia Fiona Hill, who are cooperating with House Democrats and the impeachment proceedings.

"Not gonna be much pussy grabbin with his balls in their fists," Barkin wrote on Monday.

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‘How Marie Antoinette’: Ivanka Trump ignites a wave of mockery with her latest out-of-touch tweet

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Over the weekend, Ivanka Trump tried to merge her interest in fashion with U.S. economic growth, tweeting about a new Louis Vuitton factory opening in Texas.

“President Trump and Bernard Arnault will open new Louis Vuitton factory in Texas next week! Thank you Mr. Arnault for honoring your Pledge to America’s Workers and investing in the USA!!” Ivanka wrote.

President Trump and Bernard Arnault will open new Louis Vuitton factory in Texas next week!

Thank you Mr. Arnault for honoring your Pledge to America’s Workers and investing in the USA!! 🇺🇸https://t.co/AQvCfHryf8

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