President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to confirm that he is under investigation — or as he likes to call it, a “witch hunt.”
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” the president wrote.
Trump hadn’t publicly admitted he was personally under investigation until now. A recent Washington Post report said Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The president also called out the “Fake News Media” and boasted of his “very powerful “social media numbers, in his Friday morning tweets.
Trump’s tweets have recently looked an awful lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post’s report.
Even though Trump was told by former FBI Director James Comey earlier this year that he was not personally under investigation, officials tell the Post that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.
People familiar with the matter told the Post that the investigation into Trump for possible obstruction of justice began days after Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9. Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation.
A spokesperson for Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, issued a statement saying: “The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.”
As recently as Monday morning, the panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” ripped Trump for his continuous rants on Twitter, with co-host Mika Brzezinski saying, “He can’t help himself.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said, “It’s really causing a problem for the presidency.”
Even actor and vocal conservative James Woods hit up Twitter on Friday to offer some counsel to the chief executive about using the social media platform. Or, rather, not using Twitter.
“Word to the wise, Mr. President,” Woods wrote. “The #Left is doing a bang-up job of hanging itself. They really don’t need more rope. #Silence #TweetNoMore.”
Last week, White House staffers were reportedly surprised that the president managed to stay off Twitter while Comey was grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Of course, soon after, the president couldn’t help himself, tweeting that Comey’s testimony “totally vindicated” him in the Russia investigation.