President Donald Trump says in a tweet that he wants “to impeach the fake news media.”
Trump tweeted Thursday that he wanted to “bring back the Fake News Media,” a term he used to describe the mainstream media and other news outlets that are critical of him.
Trump also said in the tweet that his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, “must resign” and that his political opponents should be removed.
Trump tweeted the tweet at about 5:30 p.m.
ET, but did not provide further details.
The president was in Florida at the time of the tweet.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
CNN reported Wednesday that the president had called on Sessions to resign, saying he was being “treated very unfairly.”
Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, is serving as a special counsel in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties to Trump’s campaign.
Trump has repeatedly called for Sessions to recuse himself from the probe, citing his role as a senator from a state that Trump won by more than 2 million votes.
The tweets came just hours after the House voted to impeached former President Barack Obama over allegations of perjury.
The House voted 242-198 to convict Trump on a single charge of obstruction of justice, bringing to a close an impeachment trial that began last year and has drawn wide criticism from Democrats and legal experts.
“This is the biggest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement after the vote.
“I’m proud to say that we have found the real truth.”
The House also approved a measure that would require that any impeachment trial be held within 60 days, rather than the usual 120 days.
The measure passed 219-212.