Trump rages against obstruction probe as ‘setup & trap’ in another ‘witch hunt’ Twitter rant
US President Donald Trump (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM)

President Donald Trump apparently spent Wednesday morning watching news coverage of the special counsel probe -- and then lashed out angrily on Twitter.

The president insisted the Russia probe was a "hoax" and dismissed the possibility that he had obstructed justice -- which he has essentially admitted to several times on Twitter, in television interviews and in an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.

"There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap)," Trump tweeted. "What there is is Negotiations going on with North Korea over Nuclear War, Negotiations going on with China over Trade Deficits, Negotiations on NAFTA, and much more. Witch Hunt!"