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Trump takes to Twitter, declares Russian Federation investigation a 'witch hunt'

Trump takes to Twitter, declares Russian Federation investigation a 'witch hunt'

Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump.

Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed Sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation".

"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking information to the Washington Post", he said, referring to the Post's report this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election now also includes a look at whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

As evidence, Sekulow said that Trump has not been notified of any investigation.

Asked about the possibility that an investigation has since developed and the president just does not know, Sekulow said: "I can't read people's minds, but I can tell you this, we have not been notified that there's an investigation to the president of the United States".

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The president wrote on Twitter Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" And the president "wants people to say that", he said. "That's the best thing that can happen".

The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating how Russians attempted to interfere with the 2016 US election a year ago, and how they could try again in future elections, as well as whether or not there could have been any link to associates of the Trump campaign.

"This is is going to move forward", he said.

Rubio is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is doing its own probe into Russian election interference. Angus King, another member of the committee and an Independent from ME who caucuses with Democrats.

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

He spoke on ABC's "This Week".