( CNN) Donald Trump hasn’t had a lot of good weeks since being sworn in as the 45 th president of the United States. But this was his worst one yet. This was the week the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election reached the Oval Office — and Trump himself.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Trump himself is under investigation
by special counseling Bob Mueller for the possibility that he stymie justice in his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump seemed to confirm that story — his White House hadn’t denied it but instead condemned the leak from which it sprang — in a Friday morning tweet
. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt, ” wrote Trump. His aides scrambled in the wake of that tweet to make clear the President was simply saying he had read the reports that he was under investigation but had not been told it separately.