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Dianne Feinstein warns Trump not to fire Mueller, Rosenstein: That's 'a blatant violation of the president's oath of office'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) expressed concern Friday that President Trump's early morning Twitter rant indicates he is considering firing "not only Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible obstruction of justice, but also Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller."

Trump expressed frustration Friday morning on Twitter, writing, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director!" He also mocked the probe, tweeting: "After seven months of investigations [and] committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians,' nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!" Trump's aides have also reportedly urged the president not to fire Mueller.

"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 wrote. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office." Read her entire statement below. Jeva Lange