President Trump continued to slam the investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during a May 18 press conference. Fielding questions while standing with Colombian President Santos, Trump urged the country to ‘believe’ him when he says there’s no collusion!
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump, 70, is livid over the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian collusion investigation. And he made that even clearer during a press conference on May 18 with Colombian President Juan Santos, 65. “The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” Trump said when asked about the investigation. “There’s no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign — but I can only speak for myself — and the Russians — zero. Believe me, there is no collusion.”
Trump went on to say that all the investigation was doing was dividing the country, and, of course then touted his own accomplishments and numbers to argue why everyone should be on his side. “I believe it hurts our country terribly,” Trump told reporters. “Because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country. And we have very important things to be doing right now.”
His remarks came after he furiously tweeted that same morning that he was being treated unfairly by the Department of Justice, that this investigation was the “greatest witch hunt of an American politician ever.” Yeah, sure. Trump complained that alleged “illegal acts” by the Hillary Clinton‘s campaign and Barack Obama‘s presidency were never investigated. Was he even paying attention during the presidential election? The FBI investigation into Clinton’s private emails was all anyone could bother to talk about. As for Obama — what is he even saying?
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel for the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, in the wake of Trump firing FBI head James Comey on May 10. It seems that Trump just assumed that with the head of the investigation out of the way, that it would just end. That’s not how that works. That’s not how any of this works. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who suggested that Trump fire Comey. He said in a statement that it was due to public demand that he appoint a special counsel. As for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he’s recused himself from anything pertaining to the Russia investigation. Lovely.
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