President Donald Trump on Thursday sent out a scathing tweet about the current political climate, saying the attacks on his White House have reached historic proportions.
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” Trump tweeted.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
His coments came on the heels of an appointment of a special prosector — Robert Mueller — to investigate possible Team Trump ties to Russia during the election season.
As Trump noted: How come Hillary Clinton never saw a special prosecutor appointed to investigate her?
More, from The Hill:
“[Trump] added that there was never such a probe into what he called “illegal acts” committed during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and former President Barack Obama’s administration.
“‘With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed!’
“Trump’s comments show the depth of his frustration over the Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the U.S. presidential election.
“The tweets stand in stark contrast to the measured reaction issued Wednesday evening by the White House press office.
“A thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” Trump said in the Wednesday statement. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.”
“Trump has repeatedly blasted the Russia investigation as a politically motivated effort to undermine his election victory. He admitted that was part of the reason he fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the investigation.
“‘When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’ he told NBC News last week.
“But the appointment of Mueller means that probe is likely to accelerate — and venture farther outside of Trump’s control.
“The move largely will take Justice Department leaders away from the sensitive probe and clears the way for Mueller to use broad powers to investigate.
“The White House has long insisted there is no need for a special counsel to lead the Russia inquiry.”