Trump speaks at Holocaust Memorial Museum
Trump speaks at Holocaust Memorial Museum Reuters

US President Donald Trump blasted the reported investigation against him for obstruction of justice.

Officials told The Washington Post on Wednesday that Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

While former FBI Director James Comey, who was dismissed by Trump last month, confirmed in a congressional testimony last week that he assured Trump he was not under investigation, the officials told The Washington Post that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

In a Tweet, Trump called the investigation against him “phony.”

“They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice,” he said.