The US President is being investigated into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday night that the federal probe will look into Trump’s ties with Russia over the election campaign in 2016.

“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.” The US President tweeted on Thursday morning.

This comes following Trump encouraging former FBI director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

According to Comey, the President told him in a private meeting: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Telling NBC News, the President fired Comey in May due to “this Russia thing”. Whilst the White House declared that Comey was fired over his handling of the controversy of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, Trump contradicted the statement.

Last month, Robert Mueller was appointed to run the special counsel following Mr Comey’s dismissal.

A spokesman for Donald Trump’s lawyer said last night: “the FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal”.

Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker, said on Twitter: “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair”. The former House Speaker added that fundraising records that show some of the lawyers whom Mueller picked for his team have contributed to the Democrat party.

“It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent,” he continued. Gingrich added that Trump had called him earlier in the week and they discussed Gingrich’s concerns about the probe.