Politics: Trump rails against special counsel appointment in morning tweetstorm
"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!"
President Donald Trump hit back against the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel in a series of tweets Thursday morning.
"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!," Trump tweeted.
"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!," Trump followed-up.
The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee investigations into potential ties between Trump associates and Russian operatives.
"My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in the DOJ statement. "I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command."
The president's tweets may have been spurned by a "Fox & Friends" segment: