Trump calls report on obstruction of justice investigation ‘greatest witch hunt in American political history’

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 08:25:28-04

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce reports that the Russia investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice.

In a tweet early Thursday, Trump said: “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.”

An hour later, the president said the world is witnessing “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.”

The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren’t involved in Trump’s campaign.

Those officials are Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Comey told Congress last week that he believed he was fired “because of the Russia investigation.”

PIX11’s Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.