President Trump slams special counsel appointment in Russian Federation investigation as 'witch hunt'

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President Donald Trump broke his silence on Twitter Thursday morning, firing off two angry tweets about the special counsel appointed to investigate his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

But that's a minor point beside the obvious fact that Donald Trump's response to the appointment of a special counsel isn't any more "measured" than his response to anything else that isn't direct Trump-praise.

President Trump has described the appointment of a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to investigate alleged ties between his campaign team and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election as the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history. The move aimed to quell the wave of criticism facing the Trump administration since the president fired Comey last week as the investigation intensified. Trump tweeted earlier Thursday, adding no special counsel was ever appointed for "all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration".

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!". Nor were there any major legal scandals involving former President Barack Obama. In 2016, he compared Trump's rise in politics to the rise of Adolf Hitler, though was quick to say Trump wasn't Hitler.

According to an Associated Press report, Trump interviewed former Connecticut Sen.

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen.

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