By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Donald Trump lashed out at The Washington Post on Thursday, after the storied newspaper claimed Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has widened his Russia probe to examine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller (left) is reportedly looking into whether President Trump (right) obstructed justice, as his Russia probe expands
This new tentacle of the year-long FBI investigation, now being handled by Mueller, unfolded days after FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump on May 9, according to the Post.
But Trump is hearing none of it, claiming that journalists are creating fake news to up the ante on a fake investigation.
'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,' he wrote on Twitter.
Comey testified last Thursday that he believed he was axed as a way to trip-up the Russia probe saying, 'It's my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation. I was fired, in some way, to change – or the endeavor was to change the way the Russia investigation was being conducted.'
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