US News Donald Trump tweets anger over Russia probe ‘witch-hunt’

15:55  18 june  2017
15:55  18 june  2017 Source:   Press Association

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President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented " witch hunt " that "hurts our country Mueller Named Special Counsel in Russia Probe .

Donald Trump says he is the victim of a ' witch hunt '. Trump was strongly critical of some of Comey’s testimony but said Comey had vindicated him by saying while he was at the agency, Mr Trump was not the subject of the FBI’s Russia probe .

Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning (Andrew Harnik/AP) © Provided by The Press Association Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning (Andrew Harnik/AP)

US President Donald Trump has defended his record in a series of tweets which also lash out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

In a two-part tweet posted before 7am local time on Sunday, he wrote: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt.”

He continued by saying: “Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm… massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!”

The term “witch-hunt” is how Mr Trump characterises the probe into Russia’s election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates.

His advisers have told how the president is increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.

Watch: Trump family flies to Camp David (AP)

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