Instant Alert: Trump rails against special counsel appointment in morning tweetstorm

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  Trump rails against special counsel appointment in morning tweetstorm by Peter Jacobs on May 18, 2017, 7:53 AM Advertisement

President Donald Trump hit back against the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel in a series of tweets Thursday morning. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!,” Trump tweeted. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!,” Trump followed-up. The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee investigations into potential ties between Trump associates and Russian operatives. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in the DOJ statement. “I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.” The president’s tweets may have been spurned by a “Fox & Friends” segment:

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