President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Trump is reportedly angry that Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the investigation, following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the issue.
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