After Special Counsel Named, Trump Reacts: 'Greatest Witch Hunt' In Political History

'It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. "The president's remarks should not intimidate the press but inspire it".

President Donald Trump poses for a photo with U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate Brendan Ryan Sullivan during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday. "I hope you can let this go". Of course he didn't mention the infamous "wall" which hasn't been built, imposing a travel ban which itself was immediately banned after causing global chaos, voting to pass a healthcare bill that will remove 24 million people's health insurance and handing significant tax breaks to the US's biggest corporations.

The Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to head the Russian Federation investigation.

The morning after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel to oversee the investigation into the Trump team ties to Russia, President Trump is declaring "this" the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

Mr Trump's appearance at the academy came the day after reports that he had personally appealed to Mr Comey to abandon the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

He says they instead chose a "very noble mission". "This will go down as one of the most inept and counterproductive efforts of damage control that we've ever seen in public life". Trump pushed back defiantly against news reports that have dogged the White House for the past week.

After saluting the work and service of the U.S. Coast Guard, Trump turned to complain that he was being persecuted by the media.

The greatest self-inflicted witch hunt in history
The White House has defended its actions, and continues to deny any collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign. Senator Claire McCaskill said Rosenstein testified that he knew Comey was going to be removed prior to him writing his memo.

But there was nothing regular about the day, and there may not be anything regular about numerous days to come. "The people understand what I'm doing - that's the most important thing".

However, Mr Putin said Mr Trump did not pass over secrets and dismissed the scandal as "political schizophrenia". That's according to a memo Comey wrote about the encounter, first reported by The New York Times and later confirmed to NPR by two sources close to Comey.

The Trump circus roars on with no sign of it dying down.

That's the part Trump seems to have missed.

Looking overseas, two guys who Trump may have heard of, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, would have something to say about this "treated unfairly" business. When a White House spokesman makes a point of attributing everything to the president rather than making assertions in his own voice, it suggests a trepidation about vouching for accounts that may eventually be contradicted by the president himself.

Trump met last week with Russian officials just one day after he fired Comey, and on Monday, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported that the president had revealed "highly classified information" to them reportedly from Israel, a key USA ally. And he still repeatedly threatens to do away with the White House daily briefing. And whether he knew it or not, Trump echoed Clinton's approach, that he was focused on his day job. John A. Farrell, who just published a new biography, "Richard Nixon: The Life", said this was what the White House could look forward to: "Anger. Rumors fly that so-and-so has lawyered up, or is talking to the prosecutors".

Related News:

  • Classy Halep through to semi-finals in Rome

    Classy Halep through to semi-finals in Rome

    Williams snapped a personal three-match losing streak against Johanna Konta with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over the British No.1. Gavrilova moves on to face No.15-seeded Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals.

    Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

    We have more than 3,500 security engineers at the company, and we're working comprehensively to address cybersecurity threats. What was going on? This year in January another ransomware by the name of Lazarus had attacked Indian companies.
    Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor back on-screen with '102 Not Out'

    Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor back on-screen with '102 Not Out'

    A report on Mumbai Mirror quoted the film's director, Umesh, as saying - "Amitji and Rishiji are collaborating after 26 years". Amar, Akbar, Anthony, Kabhie Kabhie , Naseeb and Coolie are just a few of the films that Amitabh and Rishi have done together.
  • As Trump visits, Gulf states seen quietly curbing opposition

    The Trump administration has heavily criticized the West's nuclear agreement with Iran that was backed by Obama. He said Trump's message will be that the battle is not one of religion or culture but "good versus evil".

    Venezuela: Two more killed in Venezuela protests

    In the state of Lara west of Caracas , investigators were dispatched after three people were run over by a vehicle at a protest . On Monday, demonstrators assembled a giant rosary with balloons hanging from a Caracas highway overpass.

    France calls for credible worldwide mediation to end Venezuela crisis

    Maduro's government accuses them of seeking a violent coup and says numerous protesters are no more than "terrorists". Another person was killed in the ongoing clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Venzuela.
  • Oil prices drop as market remains bloated despite OPEC efforts

    Oil prices drop as market remains bloated despite OPEC efforts

    Though the deal proposed a cut of 1.8 million barrels, commodity analysts are of the view that this number could be increased. Brent crude was up $1.18 at $53.29 at 12:10 p.m.(1610 GMT), while USA benchmark crude oil was up $1.13 at $50.48.
    Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesel engines, CEO confirms

    Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesel engines, CEO confirms

    It appears that Volvo is staying true to their words after Samuelsson said that they have stopped development on diesel engines. Instead, Volvo will invest in the electric and hybrid cars, with its first pure electric model due on the market in 2019.

    Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted FBI director

    Even before Trump's provocative tweets , the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked . But he called Trump's tweet "inappropriate".
  • Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal

    NAFTA was negotiated before the proliferation of the internet and lacks proper rules protecting digital trade, BSA said. WIPR readers were split over whether the renegotiation of NAFTA would be bad for IP owners in the country.

    Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip overseas

    On Thursday , he said that Saudi Arabia has no problem in sharing its intelligence reports with the United States. Therefore, a lot of people are confused, and rightfully so, as to which song Keith would perform in Saudi Arabia.
    1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

    1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

    Firefighters were called to a strip mall in the 6700 block of Ingram Road for a blaze that erupted at about 9 p.m. KENS reports that firefighter Scott Deem, a six-year veteran of the department, was killed in the blaze.


Most liked

Markelle Fultz: Thomas believes he and Fultz can coexist
Isaiah Thomas said he's talked with Markelle Fultz since Boston landed the first overall pick in Tuesday's draft lottery. However, Pierce, doesn't think they should draft Fultz.

Trump interviews 4 contenders to replace Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director
The allegation stems from a memo written by Comey and seen by a source familiar with the contents of the memo. May 2, 2017: Clinton again lays part of the blame for losing the election on Comey's October 28 letter.

Trump says Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief
According to Politico , Trump wants to make an announcement before he leaves for his first foreign trip on Friday. Mr Lieberman lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won Senate re-election as a third-party candidate.

2 charged with hate crime in attack on Richmond Sikh man
While attempting to shield his hair from being cut, he suffered a lacerated pinkie finger, part of which had to be amputated. I had never anxious about being a victim of prejudice. "Little and Mr.

Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes for Office Depot (ODP)
Following the completion of the acquisition, the chairman now directly owns 84,534 shares in the company, valued at $397,309.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link .

Nadal loses 6-4, 6-3 to Thiem in Italian Open quarterfinals
Dominic Thiem of Austria salutes Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome , Friday, May 19, 2017. Second-seeded Djokovic next plays Juan Martin del Potro after the Argentine ousted seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Duterte signs executive order on nationwide smoking ban
Anyone under the age of 18 will be prohibited from entering. They have welcomed Duterte's push to end smoking in public.

Will Smith sticks up for Netflix on heated Cannes jury
This year was the first time the festival backed on its policy to only shortlist movies which could premiere in French cinemas. Festival organizers have said everything was being done to maintain safety and the event's celebratory atmosphere.

Europol: Cyberattack Threat Escalating As Manhunt Under Way
Experts say this vulnerability has been understood among experts for months, yet too many groups failed to take it seriously. The spread of the virus slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief, experts have warned.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax
When asked when De Gea would next play for United, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I think the first match in pre-season against Los Angeles.

Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties
China's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Thursday reiterated calls for its dismantling. Although he has sometimes criticized the THAAD deployment, Moon has not said he will remove it.

David de Gea Real Madrid transfer could see Sergio Romero step up
But Romero has already solved a problem about De Gea's successor should all attempts to keep the Spaniard fail. And he's rewarded Mourinho by keeping 11 clean sheets in 17 appearances across all competitions.

Buccaneers sign Fitzpatrick to back up Winston
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that they have signed Ryan Fitzpatrick as a backup to quarterback Jameis Winston . They eventually agreed to a one-year deal, and Fitzpatrick proved it was in fact a flash in the pan year.

Two killed in US tornadoes
Another tornado struck in western Oklahoma rural area, but right now has no reports of injuries. Mayor Jeff Martin in nearby Chetek (sheh-TEK') says turkeys can be seen wandering in the damage.

Atkins: Donald Trump traveling overseas amid swirling controversy at home
Trump made the decision to fire Comey only after receiving the recommendation from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The seemingly nonstop avalanche since Trump was inaugurated has threatened to hobble his presidency.