WASHINGTON (NEWS 1130) – Describing it as a “witch hunt,” U.S. President Donald Trump is reacting to the appointment of a special prosecutor to look at his campaign’s ties to Russia.
The American leader is also denying he told his former FBI director to back off an investigation into since fired General Michael Flynn, who had been his national security adviser.
Trump was asked about reports indicating he requested James Comey drop his probe into former national security advisor Flynn’s links with the Kremlin.
He said, “no, no,” before quickly asking for another question — here’s his comment on the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
“I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt,” says Trump. “There is no collusion between certainly myself, and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself, and the Russians — zero.”
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says this appears to be going in the way of a criminal investigation — which could limit the ability of Congress to look into this.
“It was a counterintelligence investigation before now,” says Graham. “It seems to me, now, to be a criminal investigation. What does that mean for the Congress? I find it hard to subpoena records of somebody like Mr. Flynn who may be subject to a criminal investigation, because he has the right not to incriminate himself. As for Mr. Comey, the former director of the FBI coming before the committee — if I were Mr. Mueller, I would jealously guard the witness pool.”