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Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe

Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe

US President Donald Trump has responded to reports he was being investigated for obstruction of justice by launching a scathing attack on Hillary Clinton.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Trump suggested that it was unfair for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

He also brought up Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and questioned whether her actions amounted to obstruction of justice.

Borrowing some presidential campaign rhetoric, Trump called Hillary Clinton crooked and said she "destroyed phones" with a hammer and "bleached emails".

The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into the role Russian Federation played in the 2016 election, is also investigating Trump for attempted obstruction of justice.

Trump writes, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

During an event in New Hampshire, Trump said his opponent would be under investigation "for years" - something the country would not have time to navigate should it want to improve. Comey, though, would not say whether he thought it constituted obstruction of justice, leaving that conclusion up to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. This is exactly what Trump warned about on the campaign trail.

Flynn is one of several people connected to Trump who is alleged to have had improper communications with the Kremlin.

Trump was referring in this tweet to Clinton's email saga, where the former secretary of state used her private email server to send official state house mails.

However, he would not recommend charges against her.

Clinton would later blame Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for costing her the election.


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