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>> US President, Donald Trump on Thursday, vented frustration over the Justice Departments decision to appoint a Special Investigator to lead a probe of his campaigns alleged ties to Russia. Trump Tweeting, this is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history. The President's early morning Tweet appearing to reverse a statement Wednesday, saying that Trump welcomed the appointment of former FBI director, Robert Mueller as special counsel.
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Which read quote, I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. Pressure has been mounting to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian agents, which the Trump White House vehemently denies.>> No politician in history, and I say this with great surety.
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Has been treated worse or more unfairly.>> The crisis is deepening after reports have surfaced that a memo by FBI Director, James Comey, from earlier this year, indicated that Trump tried to shut down part of the FBI's Russia investigation. The decision on Wednesday to appoint Mueller, was praised by some Republicans and many Democrats.
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And by the rank and file of the FBI. Reuter's justice correspondent, Julia Edwards Ainsley.>> Agents at FBI are celebrating, as they see Mueller as an independent leader of this investigation. That they felt had been taken from them over the firing of FBI Director, James Comey.>> The appointment of a special prosecutor can open the door to all manner of investigations.
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The decision came from Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein will testify Thursday before senators in a closed door session, where he will likely be grilled over the firing of FBI Director Comey, and the decision to appoint Mueller.