President Trump on Thursday decried the naming of a special counsel to probe his campaign’s alleged Russia ties as the “single greatest witch hunt” in American political history.
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump tweeted.
He added that there was never such a probe into what he called “illegal acts” committed during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and former President 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.