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Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director

President Trump complained of a “witch hunt” in a tweet about firing FBI Director James Comey.President Donald Trump slammed special counsel Robert Mueller’s expanding probe on Thursday, calling the inquiry into whether he obstructed justice a “phony story” and “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history”.Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes Trump fired him last month because he resisted a request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it related to former national security adviser Michael.In an attempt to sound upbeat and to downplay the new developments in a controversy that has now reached the Oval Office, Trump also said that “despite the phony witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great”.Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted that a new report suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may investigate him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey is a “phony story”.According to the Post’s sources, Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation the next month.”The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal“, Mark Carallo told the Washington Post”.The meeting came one day after lawmakers questioned US Department of Justice officials about the probe and Mueller’s independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller.Ledgett wrote an internal memo about Trump’s phone call to Rogers, officials told the Post.In January, the USA intelligence community issued an assessment that Putin “ordered an influence campaign” aimed at the US presidential election, with goals including undermining faith in the US democratic system, denigrating Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, and improving Trump’s chances of winning the presidency.Trump has been insisting that he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit and possibly end his presidency, according to the report.At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during last year’s presidential campaign. The US president later said that the decision was taken due to “that Russian thing”. A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.ABC News reported on Friday that Rosenstein recently discussed the possibility that he may have to recuse from any involvement in the special counsel probe, given his role in writing the Comey memo, with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.