President Donald Trump said he was being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it.
In his latest tweets, the president seemed to confirm he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. It wasn’t clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports.
Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey’s performance.
But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
There has been no indication that Mueller told Trump to fire Comey.
Trump has called a Washington Post report a “phony story” and a “witch hunt.”
He has questioned why investigators don’t dig into the links between the Democrats and the Russian government, including his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Comey was fired May 9.
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