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Trump On Prosecutor For Russia Probe: 'It Hurts Our Country'

Trump On Prosecutor For Russia Probe: 'It Hurts Our Country'

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Thursday that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel for the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation was "perfectly appropriate".

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" added Trump, who said in a speech on Wednesday that "no politician in history" had been treated worse or more unfairly than he has.

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump issued a statement shortly after the announcement that said he thought the investigation would prove him right: that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.

Trump has denied he asked Comey to do that, though Comey wrote a memo after their encounter memorializing Trump's words to that effect ("I hope you can let this go"), according to sources close to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

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"I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead", said Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

As for Mueller, he's been promised the resources he needs to follow leads in the investigation and that includes the resources of the FBI.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said, "I can't confirm or deny the existence or nonexistence of investigations or targets of investigations".

Mr Rosenstein's memo was initially cited by the White House as the primary reason Mr Comey was sacked.

Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.

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Russian Federation has denied the allegations.

In the Russian city of Sochi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on Mueller's appointment, calling it an "internal matter" for the United States.

Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin echoed McCaskill, saying Rosenstein told lawmakers that he knew of Trump's intent the day before he wrote a document that the White House initially said was the main reason Comey was dismissed.

The appointment won Rosenstein wide praise from Republicans and Democrats.

The Russia matter has consumed Washington and overshadowed Republican legislative priorities including a planned healthcare overhaul and sweeping tax cuts, something the party had hoped to make rapid progress on given its control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

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Haley noted that this weekend's missile came within 60 miles of Russia's border and said Russian Federation is "all wrong". The two countries agreed earlier this week to hold a summit between Moon and Trump in Washington in late June.


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