Trump says those driving Russia investigation are ‘very bad and conflicted people’

President Trump on Friday tweeted that despite the months of investigations and hearings, no proof had emerged.

Trump did not make it clear whom his tweet was referring to.

Major news organizations – including the Washington Post – have announced that President Donald Trump is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special prosecution, Robert Mueller.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported Mueller is investigating Trump directly, over alleged obstruction of justice. Since then, Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, took over the investigation.

It’s a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates.

During congressional testimony last week, Comey stated under oath the President was not under investigation by the FBI prior to or after his firing.

Since his inauguration, President Trump has issued dozens of tweets blasting reports that he or his campaign coordinated or colluded with Russian Federation, and that doesn’t include all of his tweets blasting “fake news” and “leakers”.

Trump also attacked the media Friday morning.

Trump also denied again in the morning tweets any kind of collusion with the Russian government.

In a tweet earlier Friday, Trump said nobody has been able to show any proof about his collusion with Moscow after months of investigations. All week, some of Trump’s most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways.

A representative for Trump’s lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation. An hour later he claimed: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”

Mr Pence’s office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia Attorney-General and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist “in responding to inquiries” from Mr Mueller.

Mr Mueller is leading an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian “officials, agents or nationals” and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller’s probe.