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Trump Asks Why Clinton Wasn't Investigated

President Donald Trump has questioned why Hillary Clinton has not been placed under investigation for alleged ties between her family and Russia.

Trump made the comments in a tweet a day after it was reported that he is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for potential obstruction of justice.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" Trump asked in the tweet.

The president went on to refer to a meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch prior to a decision being made about investigating Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server.

"Crooked H destroyed phones w/hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" wrote Trump.

Trump has tried in the past to point a finger at alleged ties between the Democrats and Russia.

"What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?" he tweeted in March.

Trump also went on Twitter on June 15 to criticize reports that he was now a subject of Mueller's investigation: "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," read Trump's tweet.

The allegation relates to reports that Trump sought to persuade former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the agency's investigation into Michael Flynn. Comey testified under oath earlier in June that Trump asked him during a one-on-one discussion to drop the probe.

Trump subsequently said that Comey had not been truthful and offered to testify to the Senate. He has also implied that recordings of his conversations with Comey are available, but the White House has refused to confirm if such tapes exist.

"You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Trump tweeted on June 15.

The news that Trump is being investigated came just days after speculation circulated that the president was considering firing Mueller. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who would be responsible for carrying out such a move, told the Senate June 13 that there was no plan to get rid of Mueller.

Media reports that Trump was under investigation prompted an angry response from Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal," Corallo told The Guardian.

Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter (2) (3) (4) (5), The Hill, The Guardian, Politico / Photo credit: Shealah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons

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