Reuters news agency reports today that US President Donald Trump hit back at what he called a “phony story” after a Washington Post report said that he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice. According to the report, another unidentified source familiar with the Mueller investigation confirmed the Post report.
On Twitter, President Trump wrote, “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. Nice.” In another tweet President Trump said, “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s legal team, denounced the Post report, saying on Wednesday, “The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.”
Russia has repeatedly denied US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that it interfered in last year’s election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump’s favor.
Reuters report found here.