'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

"Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

He had likened the appointment of the special counsel with the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

US President Donald Trump is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller, the special counsel examining Russias interference in the 2016 election, a media report said.

Trump hammered off a second tweet Thursday, again calling the investigation a "WITCH HUNT".

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.

Significantly, Preet Bharara, the India-born former top USA federal prosecutor, earlier this week had said that there was enough evidence to begin an obstruction of justice case against Trump over his alleged interference in the Russian Federation probe.

Investigators in Mueller's office are set to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN.

People zeroed into the words "I am being investigated" and wondered who he's talking about.

A source close to Trump's legal team insisted to the Guardian that "the president was not confirming the investigation".

Trump's tweets prompted Sen.

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.

The Post reported that the obstruction of justice investigation of the president began days after James Comey was sacked as the FBI Director on May 9.

According to the Post's sources, Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation the next month.

According to the Post, it did change after Trump fired Comey.

The White House recently began referring all questions on Trump and Russian Federation to the lawyer Marc Kasowitz.

Mr Pence hired criminal lawyer Richard Cullen as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation intensifies.

Meanwhile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Mueller for reportedly launching investigation against Trump. A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 he believed Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, that was part of the broader Russian Federation investigation.

The crime of obstruction of justice could lead to a move to impeach Trump in Congress, something that some Democratic lawmakers had called for, provided that the unfolding facts prove that to be warranted.

  • Larry Hoffman