Trump has been insisting that he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit and possibly end his presidency, according to the report.
The president has publicly lamented the Russia probe in recent tweets, calling it a “witch hunt” in various tweets.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Trump has also apparently expressed frustration with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the person who appointed the special counsel last month to lead the Russia probe following Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Trump said Friday that he was under investigation over his firing of Comey, saying he was being investigated “by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director.”
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Rosenstein privately acknowledged that he may need to recuse himself from the investigation, sources told ABC News this week.