Donald Trump’s advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the probe into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, angrily yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit — and potentially end — his presidency, according to an Associated Press report Friday.
The president has publicly claimed that the Russia probe is a “witch hunt” in various tweets this week.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Trump has also expressed his frustration with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the administration official who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller last month to lead the Russia probe following Trump’s decision to fire 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! Witch Hunt,” the president wrote on Twitter.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Rosenstein has privately acknowledged that he may need to recuse himself from the Russia probe, sources told ABC News this week.