Trump’s tweet for jus­tice

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has ad­mit­ted for the first time he is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for ob­struc­tion of jus­tice in a vol­ley of tweets.

“I am be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for fir­ing the FBI Di­rec­tor by the man who told me to fire the FBI Di­rec­tor. Witch hunt,” he wrote.

Robert Mueller, who was the FBI Di­rec­tor be­fore James Comey, has been brought in as a spe­cial coun­sel to in­ves­ti­gate links be­tween Mr Trump’s cam­paign and Rus­sia.

How­ever, Mr Trump also in­sisted in a se­ries of tweets that de­spite months of in­ves­ti­gat­ing, no proof has emerged that he col­luded with Rus­sia to tilt the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in his favour.

“Af­ter 7 months of in­ves­ti­ga­tions & com­mit­tee hear­ings about my ‘col­lu­sion with the Rus­sians,’ no­body has been able to show any proof. Sad!” the US Pres­i­dent tweeted.

Mr Trump’s young pres­i­dency has been bat­tered by al­le­ga­tions — un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Congress and the FBI — that Rus­sia in­ter­fered to sway the Novem­ber elec­tion in his favour.

The Pres­i­dent has ve­he­mently de­nied any col­lu­sion with Moscow. In a sec­ond tweet, Mr Trump touted his “pow­er­ful” pres­ence on so­cial me­dia, de­spite wide­spread crit­i­cism that his re­cur­ring rants on Twit­ter and other on­line me­dia have only com­pounded his le­gal and po­lit­i­cal prob­lems.

“The Fake News Me­dia hates when I use what has turned out to be my very pow­er­ful So­cial Me­dia — over 100 mil­lion peo­ple! I can go around them,” he tweeted.

On Thurs­day, Mr Trump blasted news re­ports that he is un­der crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion as a “witch hunt” against him led by some “very bad” peo­ple.

“You are wit­ness­ing the sin­gle great­est WITCH HUNT in Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal his­tory — led by some very bad and con­flicted peo­ple!” he tweeted.


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