Senior US officials: Trump team held secret talks with Russians before elections
Trump calls investigation into campaign’s alleged Russian ties ‘greatest witch hunt of a politician’U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the appointment of an independent prosecutor to oversee the probe into his campaign’s alleged ties to the Kremlin. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” he wrote on Twitter.
U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the decision to appoint an independent prosecutor to oversee the investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. On Twitter, Trump wrote: “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed!”
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump continued. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Michael Flynn and other advisers who worked with Trump during his campaign were in contact with Moscow officials on at least 18 occasions. According to the report, these conversations included phone calls and e-mails over the last seven months of the election campaign in 2016, former and current US government officials said.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
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