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Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in U.S. history (uk.reuters.com)

President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russia probe as "the single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history on Thursday, hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation.

In the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, the U.S. Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Trump said in a statement on Wednesday night that "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity."

In a pair of Twitter posts on Thursday morning, Trump made clear he was unhappy with the latest development to roil his administration. [...] MORE