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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.”

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.

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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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WATCH: Nicolle Wallace breaks down ‘the case against William Barr’

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Monday broke down "the case against William Barr" as controversy continues to envelop the Department of Justice.

"Republicans and Democrats who have served in the Justice Department for the past 12 presidents are today calling for William Barr's resignation as our country's attorney general," Wallace reported.

Wallace read from an open letter signed by 2,000 former federal prosecutors and DOJ officials.

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Fox News reports wages rose faster under Obama than Trump after his campaign lashes out at predecessor

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In what was possibly a hint to remind people of his legacy this Monday, former President Barack Obama gave a shout out to the anniversary of his signing of the 2009 economic stimulus package.

“Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history,” Obama tweeted with a photo of his signature on the bill.

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Deputy national security adviser accused by White House officials of being ‘Anonymous’ may be reassigned

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According to a new report from Axios, there's a discussion amongst top Trump officials about reassigning deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council. Coates has been the target of some inside the White House who accuse her of being behind an op-ed in the New York Times -- and later a bestselling book -- which chronicled a resistance movement inside the Trump administration.

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