Trump confirms he's under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey

Yesterday, Trump referred to the possible obstruction of justice investigation as the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". Trump has called the investigation a "witch hunt".

Citing Rosenstein's private remarks, ABC News reported that he may have to recuse himself from the investigation, potentially following in the footsteps of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who did so in early March in a move that continues to vex the American president.

Mr. Rosenstein in May appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe - which has now reportedly stretched to include inquiries into the business dealings of Mr. Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, as well as whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

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The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president interviewed to replace Mr Comey.

Trump also took aim at his favorite foil - the media.

NBC is reaching out to the White House. However, several days later, in an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt, Trump contradicted his administration and cited "this Russian Federation thing" as the reason for Comey's sacking.

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There has been growing concern among Trump and his allies that Mueller's past professional relationship with Comey is getting in the way of his investigation into Russia's interference of 2016 presidential election.

A day later, Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. Reports also said the president, at one point, thought of firing Mueller because he thought the special counsel was a part "witch hunt" against him.

Trump did not make it clear whom his tweet was referring to. "Sad!" A Washington Post review of recent special counsel and special prosecutor investigations found they took an average of three years to conclude. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet. Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing. Though Mr Pence was not involved in Mr Trump's presidential campaign, he may be called as a witness in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation.

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The Twitter attacks came as vice president Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

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