Donald Trump tweets anger over Russian Federation probe 'witch-hunt'



In the tweets posted before 7:00am local time on Sunday, Mr Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

US President Donald Trump has defended his record in a series of tweets which also lash out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Sunday's tweets followed Trump's furious Twitter outburst on Friday in which he announced he was under investigation in connection with a probe into alleged Russian election meddling that has dogged the administration and gained steam in recent weeks.

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

"I think everybody just needs to keep watching this, but take a deep breath too, because the FBI's going to do its job", Rubio said during an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday. "Witch Hunt." The message apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated.

While aides have advised Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in Sunday as he spent the weekend at Camp David, the government-owned presidential retreat in Maryland.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating how Russians attempted to interfere with the 2016 US election a year ago, and how they could try again in future elections, as well as whether or not there could have been any link to associates of the Trump campaign.

"He, from every pronouncement we have seen, feels very strongly that he did nothing wrong, and he wants people to say that, because he feels very strongly about it", Rubio said.

And Senate intelligence committee member Sen. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation".

"I don't believe it's going to happen", said Rubio on CNN's "State of the Union". Schiff spoke on ABC's "This Week" and King spoke on NBC.