Trump on Special Prosecutor: Biggest 'Witch Hunt' Ever in US

The president weighs in via Twitter
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2017 10:16 AM CDT
President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" That was President Trump's Thursday morning tweet following news that a special prosecutor had been appointed to investigate whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russian tampering with the presidential election. He followed that tweet with: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" (Per Politico, Trump originally misspelled "counsel" as "councel.") The official White House statement on the matter was less combative. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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