ABC News Claims This Triggered President Trump’s Tweet Storm Yesterday

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, President Trump vented some frustrations over the special counsel investigation led by federal prosecutor and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. The president commented heavily on FBI agent Peter Strzok, who infamously sent anti-Trump messages throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. He also claimed Strzok sought “illegal, improper goals, [and] trying to influence the election.”

Trump accused the Mueller investigation of having bias which could affect its final report. Also, more importantly, Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions “should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now.”

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A report from ABC News claims the president’s tweetstorm was started when he learned Mueller still wants to interview him for obstructing justice.

The interview will include written and oral responses for Trump and the special counsel has recently narrowed their line of questioning.

Per the report:

According to sources familiar with the President’s reaction Wednesday morning, that was the genesis for his early morning tweet storm. Trump took to twitter in one of his strongest attacks against the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Negotiations over a potential presidential interview have gone on for months, through several different iterations of the Trump legal team. Current lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told ABC News a week ago that his team had submitted a response to Mueller asking to limit the scope of an interview with Trump especially as it relates to obstruction of justice.

Speaking to ABC News last week, Giuliani said Trump’s legal defense team received a narrow list of questions.

“We have a list of questions that are fairly narrowed but we are waiting on the special counsel’s response,” Giuliani said, per the report.

Similarly, Giuliani said on Wednesday that he and the special counsel investigation were in communication.

“They took about 10 days and yesterday we got a letter back for them. Now we’re in the process of responding to their proposal,” he said.

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