"This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump tweeted about the probe, which is being led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
"This is a bad situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump wrote.
"Bob Mueller is totally conflicted", Trump continued.
Speaking during his opening monologue on "Hannity" Tuesday night, Sean called-out the mainstream media's hysterical coverage of the Paul Manafort trial; adding these charges have "nothing to do" with President Trump or Russian Federation collusion. "America must never accept it".
An element of Mueller's investigation includes whether Trump or anyone in the campaign tried to obstruct justice. It's the president's opinion.
Trump has targeted Mueller always, saying he is biased and his team involves people working against the U.S. president's interest like FBI Agent Peter Strzok even if Mueller has removed Strzok from his team for his text messages targeting Trump. "It is part and parcel with the other 94 things the man has done that show obstruction of justice", said Paul Rosenzweig, a former prosecutor who was part of a team that investigated President Bill Clinton.
The tweeted diatribe amounted to what chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Norm Eisen called "the latest in a long line of obstructive acts by Trump".
He is charged with tax evasion and money-laundering stemming from his political consultancy work in Ukraine.
Trump's lawyers have argued that a president can not be charged with obstruction of justice given the sweeping executive powers granted under the Constitution.
Trump has repeatedly belittled the probe as "a hoax", as those close to him suggest he feels that any talk of Russian interference tarnishes his electoral victory and delegitimizes his presidency. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Trump posted a Twitter message calling on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put an end to Mueller's investigation.
Mueller, the former director of the FBI and a registered Republican, took over the investigation after Sessions recused himself past year due to potential conflicts of interest. The Mueller investigation turned up evidence being used in the trail, but the charges are not related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
What President Donald Trump's Wednesday morning tweets potentially represent is the president digging himself into a deeper hole.
He said last week that Trump would only agree to an interview if the special counsel ruled out questions about obstruction of justice and instead focused only on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. "There are no separate rules of evidence for obstruction cases", she said.
Mr Trump said the charges against Mr Manafort "have nothing to do with Collusion".