Trump knows he is "being investigated for firing the FBI Director"

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed he was under investigation in an ongoing probe about Russian interference in the election, and he appeared to attack the man in his administration overseeing it.

The Tweet begs the question: Is Trump confirming he IS under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for allegedly trying to interfere in the investigation that was being conducted by former FBI director James Comey, who he later fired?

Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

It was not clear what prompted the statement, although it came hours after The Washington Post reported that the business dealings of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being examined as part of Mueller's investigation.

Last month, President Trump hired his own lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to handle Russia-related investigations by the FBI and U.S. congressional committees.

He has tweeted four times Friday morning, also lashing out at the news media and insisting that economy is doing well "despite the phony Witch Hunt" he spent some of Thursday decrying on Twitter as well.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", Trump wrote. Trump wrote on Twitter, in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".

It was unclear whether Trump had received official notification that he was under investigation or was merely responding to media reports.

"President Trump is hurting his own case every time he goes on [Twitter]", said a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, on MSNBC.

Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe.

Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance that Trump cited in his letter dismissing Comey.

Trump's comments came as lawyers for his presidential transition ordered former staffers to preserve all physical and electronic documents in order to comply with ongoing Russian Federation investigations.

Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week. She was appointed to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board in 2012 by President Obama, then appointed to the associate attorney general position by Trump.

Trump had expressed the same outrage when Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed last month by the US Department of Justice to probe Russian meddling.

  • Larry Hoffman