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Democrats Slam Trump’s Criticism of Stepped-up Russia Probe

President Donald Trump’s criticism of a stepped-up Russia probe as a “witch hunt” prompted a sharp reaction from Democrats on Capitol Hill.

The president took to Twitter to disparage the appointment of a special counsel with enhanced powers to investigate Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election and any collusion by the Trump campaign, writing, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

The comment did not sit well with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.

“President Trump again is demonstrating his contempt for the rule of law,” he said.

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