Trump had been uncharacteristically silent on Twitter since the New York Times reported Tuesday evening that then-FBI Director James Comey had crafted a memo detailing a February 14 conversation during which the president allegedly asked him to drop a criminal probe of the national security adviser he had fired the day before, Michael Flynn. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.
Mr Trump's tweets, shortly before 8am Washington, DC, time, were a stark contrast to his muted reaction to the announcement of Mr Mueller's appointment on Wednesday evening. He followed with a second tweet: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" He did not provide examples or evidence of any "illegal acts".
In a written statement late Wednesday, Trump insisted once again that there were no nefarious ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.
'Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media, ' he said.
The Russia drama has been rehashed due to reports that former Director James Comey drafted a memo documenting ways the president acted improperly to influence an ongoing investigation.
The news agency cites current and former USA officials familiar with the exchanges and says the interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional investigators. Since then, he had tweeted a news story on industrial production and a pair of videos on his meeting with the Turkish leader and his commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy.
He added that there was never such a probe into what he called "illegal acts" committed during Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonRussia tried to take over Pentagon Twitter accounts: report Chaffetz to announce he's leaving Congress early: report United States spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton: report MORE " s presidential campaign and former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump: I'm victim of "single greatest witch hunt' The Democrats can be great again, here's how President Trump's first budget plan to be rolled out without him MORE's administration.
The president says they can't let the critics get in the way of their dreams.
The mixed messages come as rumors have swirled about a possible shake-up of White House communications staff. Ryan also insisted the Trump controversies were not paralysing Republican legislative efforts in Congress.
Nonetheless Comey was the man in demand on Capitol Hill, with three committees working to seat him at their witness tables soon, two in the Senate and one in the House. The White House denied the report, saying it was 'not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey'.
McCabe had other matters on his mind, too. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov.
Trump is preparing to leave town Friday on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions.