Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'

President Donald Trump seemed to acknowledge an obstruction of justice investigation into his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in a tweet Thursday morning.

“They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice,” Trump tweeted.

It was not immediately clear who “they” referred to, but Trump has repeatedly blamed the media and Democrats for investigations into his presidential campaign’s potential ties to Russia.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference has expanded to include whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Specifically, the investigation is now looking into the days after Trump fired Comey in May.

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