But some outlets pointed out the statement was released after both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.
The New York Times has gone to court to try to get copies of documents created by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.
According to reports, three of the 13 newly-hired members of Mueller's investigative team have donated to Democrats in the past. 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. Friday could - and perhaps should - have been a day for celebrating his accession to the White House two years after most pundits said his announcement speech was a nonstarter. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote in his tweet shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning.
After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!
"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", Feinstein said in her statement.
Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
It's unclear if the president is referring to direct knowledge that he's being investigated or reacting to media reports. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump disputes the investigation as a "witch hunt" on Twitter, as he did both Thursday and Friday, and he does the same thing in private conversations, associates told Politico. Rosenstein in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey, and later appointed Mueller as special counsel.
The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!"
The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump s presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out of the West Wing.
White House aides have been instructed to not talk about Russian Federation investigation, but that doesn't apply to the President.