President Donald Trump, in a furious Friday morning message, said he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a “witch hunt” against him.
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a “Witch Hunt.”
A person who has spoken to Trump within the last 24 hours told CNN “the man” in the tweet is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo recommending Comey’s firing and approved the appointment of a special counsel to look into Russian election meddling.
Trump has been growing increasingly agitated with Rosenstein over the last day or two in private White House meetings and in conversations with friends, multiple people have told CNN.
It was not clear if Trump’s tweet was based on news reports or if the White House had been given official notice.