Transcript for Trump's latest Twitter tirade
President trump tonight and one of his own tweets now under scrutiny. Did he confirm a new tweet that he's now being investigated for obstruction of justice tonight what he wrote and how the White House is now explaining it. Here's ABC senior White House correspondent silly Vega tonight. On camera today president trump mom and on message. But on Twitter a presidential ranch turned into a stunning admission. The president publicly acknowledging for the first time that he is indeed under investigation. He wrote I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director. Witch hunt. Despite those blunt words a source close to the president's legal team claims he was not actually confirming the investigation. Just referring to the Washington Post report that is happening as for the man leading that so called witch hunt the president apparently talking about rob Rosen Stein the deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the probe. Before that Rosen Stein wrote a memo deeply critical of former FBI director James coney. He's highly respected very good guy very Smart guy in the Democrats like them to Republicans like him. He made a recommendation but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire come. The investigation could now be looking into whether that decision amounts to obstruction of justice. Rosen Stein said he's standing by Muller's probe and director Mueller is going to have. The full degree of independence that he needs to conduct an investigation appropriately. Today's early morning trunk tweets came just hours after Rosen Stein released a vaguely worded statement complaining about anonymous leaks but not specifying which leaks saying Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous officials. But today Democrats say they fear trump could fire Rosen Stein and Moeller to. California senator Dianne Feinstein writing the message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him. So let's get this really big with a slot at the White House tonight in sillier you reported their president trump appears to be taking aim at deputy attorney general rob rose and Stein in those tweets. Our justice team there in Washington learning that Rosen Stein might be considering recusing himself from the Russian investigation. And David that's true if it happens it means the top two officials in the Justice Department attorney general Jeff Sessions and Rosen Stein would have recused themselves from this investigation but David we are also. Just learning tonight that on this day where the president seemed to confirm that investigation he's added. A new high powered Washington lawyer to his private legal team John Dowd David he represented John McCain. Among and other and among a list of high profile clients a right silly they get covering another week at the White House force a silly thing.
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