On Wednesday afternoon, The Washington Post reported that Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Department of Justice's investigation into the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, was investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.
In the early hours Thursday morning, the president responded:
The Post reported that Mueller's team began started the formal investigation into the president after he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Comey testified before Congress saying that he believes he was fired in an attempt to undermine the Russian investigation.
Interestingly, in his first statement on The Post's scoop, Trump did not deny the report. While he called the Russian investigation a 'phony story,' he seemingly confirmed that he is in fact under investigation for obstruction of justice.
The White House is referring all questions regarding the Russian investigation to Trump's outside attorney Marc Kasowitz.