Thursday, 18 May 2017

Donald Trump claims he's victim of 'witch hunt' over Russia probe

Donald Trump has claimed he is victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in US history amid a probe of his team's alleged links with Russia.
The US President hit back on Thursday after it was announced ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller will lead an investigation into possible ties between his election campaign staff and the Russian government.

Mr Mueller has been appointed a special counsel to examine Moscow's alleged efforts to influence last year's US election.

A defiant Mr Trump used his Twitter account to suggest he is being unfairly treated.

He claimed "illegal acts" by his election rival Hillary Clinton's campaign and his predecessor Barack Obama's government had not been investigated by a special counsel.

Mr Trump wrote: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!

He added: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

SKY    News.