Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

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President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday for the first time that he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt".

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

The President than went on to renew his attack on his presidential election opponent Hillary Clinton and her husband, former USA president Bill Clinton.

Reports have alleged that Trump asked both men to publicly quash the credibility of the Russian Federation investigation.

His comments came just days after explosive comments by ousted FBI director James Comey to the same committee, suggesting that Trump sought to interfere with the investigation.

Known to watch cable news often, Trump has even taken to recording morning shows to watch later in the day and has "complained nonstop".

The Post referred to anonymous sources who had been briefed on requests made by Mueller's investigators.

A recent Washington Post report said Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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Trump's 9:07 a.m. tweet appeared to be principally directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the number-two official at the Justice Department who authored a memo justifying Comey's firing.

US President Donald Trump has lashed out on Twitter over reports he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, saying he is the victim of a "witch hunt".

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

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives.

Vice-President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to handle his response to inquiries into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Marc Corallo, a spokesman for Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz told CBS News Wednesday night.

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency's head Mike Rogers, and Rogers's recently departed deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week, the Post reported. Comey told Congress last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

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