President Trump calls appointment of special counsel a ‘witch hunt’

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., before his departure to Groton, Connecticut. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” The Justice Department on...

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