Trump slams reports about obstruction of justice investigation: “Phony story”

After the Washington Post reported that U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, the U.S. president responded on Twitter, calling the report “phony.” He then said that it is part of “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump commented Thursday on the Washington Post report stating that he is being investigated for possibly obstructing justice in the probe into Russia’s alleged involvement in the U.S. election race and the possible ties between members of his election campaign and Moscow. Trump said that the report is a “phony story.”

“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,” Trump wrote in a tweet. The following tweet Trump posted less than an hour later read: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!”

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According to the Washington Post report, U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller has summoned three former and current senior intelligence officials for interviews about the investigation into Trump: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and former NSA Director Richard Ledgett.



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