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Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating the ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller, but also the man who appointed him, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet, blaming him for what he terms a "witch hunt". Kasowitz did not respond to a query. Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W. Bush.

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey-an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency.

"A special counsel investigating the president of the United States must first and foremost be beyond the question of conflict", he said.

Senator Dianne Feinstein told the Associated Press she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the Russian Federation investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.

The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement.

Both actions seek documents Comey told the Senate he created earlier this year immediately after meetings and conversations with the president. However, Trump admitted publicly to NBC News' Lester Holt that he personally fired Comey "regardless" of any recommendations from others after considering "this Russian Federation thing".

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Trump's tweet came after Rosenstein issued a statement Thursday evening pushing back on reports the president was under investigation.

California Rep. Adam Schiff says it's clear that Trump "believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason".

On CNN's "State of the Union"*, he said that the tweet in question was Trump's response to the Washington Post story that claimed that Trump was under a possible obstruction of justice probe after firing James Comey. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking Democrat, Sen.

Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned after being ordered to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor.

If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work.

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations-under investigation both by Congress and the FBI-that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!"

But he has so far refused to curtail his social media postings. "I can go around them".

Thursday, Trump griped he was receiving unfair treatment from investigators compared with his election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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