#AceNewsReport – May.18: 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!” #AceNewsDesk
Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel
Published on May 18, 2017 at 02:19AM by By ERIC TUCKER, JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC AP
The surprise announcement to hand the probe over to Mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for Trump’s Justice Department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from Democrats for an outside prosecutor.
In another Twitter post Thursday, Trump said: “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel (sic) appointed!” He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged “illegal acts.”…
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