President Trump on Thursday responded to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate any ties between his campaign and Russia, saying there was no probe into “illegal acts” committed during the administration of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham ClintonTrump fires back: No special ‘councel’ for ‘illegal acts’ of Clinton campaign, Obama administration Sinclair deal puts heat on FCC Rosenstein to be grilled today on Trump bombshells MORE’s campaign.
“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!” the president tweeted on Thursday.
In another tweet, Trump appeared to refer to the probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia as the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”
His comments come a day after the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the U.S. presidential election.
Democrats have clamored for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor in the wake of reports that fired FBI Director James Comey penned a memo documenting a request from Trump that he “let go” of the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity, Trump said in a statement. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly, he added. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.