President Donald Trump Confirms He’s Being Investigated by the FBI: ‘Witch Hunt’

Donald Trump
Donald Trump pauses while speaking during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday, June 16, to confirm that he is under investigation by the FBI for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey.

“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host, 70, wrote, labeling the probe a “Witch Hunt.”

According to CNN, it is unclear who Trump is referring to specifically. It could be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who previously wrote a memo recommending that Comey, 56, be fired. However, Rosenstein also approved a special counsel to look into the Russian government’s potential meddling in last year’s presidential election.

As previously reported, Comey testified against Trump on Senate Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 8. In his testimony, Comey claimed that Trump’s comments about agents losing confidence in the FBI were “lies, plain and simple.”

As of now, it is uncertain whether Trump’s tweet was in response to news reports or official notice from the White House. The 45th POTUS also spoke out about the Russia probe in a series of tweets on Friday morning.

“After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!” he wrote. “Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!”

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!

Close popup

Welcome to In Motion

Bring photos to life with Us Weekly's exciting new mobile experience!

What's In Motion? Tell me more

How to Use In Motion

What's In Motion? Tell me more