“Nice”, Mr Trump wrote on Twitter earlier, later repeating his accusation the probe was a “witch hunt“.
To summarise – 150 days in, President Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election to damage his democratic opponent.
Trump hammered off a second tweet Thursday, again calling the investigation a “WITCH HUNT“.
President Donald Trump has taken on “obsessive behavior”, constantly sending out defensive tweets, saving morning news programs to watch later and even blurting out during meetings that he’s not under investigation, Politico reported Thursday.
“This is the first time that the ongoing investigation, which has hung over Trump since his inauguration, has potentially implicated the president himself”, newspaper reported.
The Post referred to anonymous sources who had been briefed on requests made by Mueller’s investigators.
“The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal“, a spokesman for Mr Trump’s legal team, Mr Mark Corallo, said.
Special counsel Mueller is following two major lines of investigation, a source told Reuters.
A representative for Trump’s lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation.
The White House has repeatedly referred all questions about Russian Federation to the President’s personal attorney.
It wasn’t clear whether the president’s comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports this week that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month.
A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee in his June 8 testimony he believed Mr Trump had directed him to drop a related agency investigation into the President’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. He said he believes Mr Trump ultimately fired him “because of the Russian Federation investigation”.
The inquiries appear to be part of a fact-finding mission and it would ultimately be up to Mueller to decide whether there is enough evidence to recommend pursuing charges on any part of the investigation.
A few hours later, Trump again tweeted, this time attempting to divert attention toward his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, first saying: “Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Democrats dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?”