Theoretically, Trump could be saying that Mueller told him to fire Comey, though that makes little sense since Mueller was not part of his administration. "Witch Hunt", tweeted the president as he both confirmed a blockbuster Washington Post story from Wednesday and contradicted himself yet again about his decision to fire James Comey in May.
Wallace said Trump previously admitted in an NBC News interview that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, not because of the recommendation of Rosenstein. The order also covers separate inquiries into several key Trump associates including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, campaign adviser Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone.
Justice Department officials did not provide further context for the statement, but it came within hours after The Washington Post reported that the special counsel's investigation had expanded to include questions about Mr. Kushner's business dealings.
Some Republicans have called for Mueller's firing, citing alleged conflicts of interest.
Rosenstein wrote a memo used by the White House to justify Comey's firing, prompting him to reportedly threaten to resign since the memo, though critical of the former director's performance, did not recommend his termination.
Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense.
The President complained the probe was unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same scrutiny.
The White House recently began referring all questions on Trump and Russian Federation to the lawyer Marc Kasowitz.