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Trump: I'm victim of "greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history

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President Trump, who reportedly didn't learn that his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to the Russia probe until right before the news hit, broke his silence on Twitter Thursday morning:

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed! This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"