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Trump labels Russia inquiry 'witch hunt'

Trump labels Russia inquiry 'witch hunt'

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the in­quiry into Russian influence on his election.
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” he tweeted on Thursday morning.
His reaction differed from Wednesday when he was quoted in a White House state­ment as saying: “I look forward to this mat­ter concluding quickly.”
Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been selected to lead the inquiry.
In naming Robert Mueller, the US depu­ty attorney general said it was in the public interest to pick an outsider.
Mr. Mueller’s appointment has been wel­comed by politicians from both sides.
Calls for a special investigation mount­ed after Mr Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week.
“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and the Obama Ad­ministration, there was never a special coun­sel [sic] appointed,” he tweeted on Thursday.
He later reposted the same tweet, after cor­recting his misspelling of the word “counsel”.
A number of times previously, Mr Trump has likened the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and the Rus­sian government to a witch hunt.

 

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