Lunes, 27 May, 2019

Trump says special counsel move is a "witch hunt"

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Trump Finally Comments On The Special Counsel Appointment, Whining About Clinton & Obama In A Spelling
Eleena Tovar | 20 May, 2017, 11:10

This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!".

Judging by the immediate reactions to the tweet, that Trump misspelled the word "counsel" cornered the morning's comedy market quickly. He admitted that was part of the reason he fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the investigation.

It looks as if Trump isn't all that happy with how things have turned out. "You know that, I know that. It hasn't recovered from that".

"The tweets stand in stark contrast to the measured reaction issued Wednesday evening by the White House press office".

The White House has long insisted there is no need for a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation inquiry.

But the typo was just the latest catnip for the social media team over at Merriam Webster, which took to Twitter to fire off a pair of snarky tweets last week reminding the President of the difference between council and counsel, after he first mistakenly used "council", which means assembly, while "counsel" means lawyer.

In fact, during Trump's campaign he stated, "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your (Hillary Clinton) situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception".

As CNN notes, Mueller will now have the power to subpoena documents and interview the president as he moves forward with the investigation.

Trump's tweets Thursday came after the same basic argument was made on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" morning show, which the president is known to watch.

"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", he said during a speech to United States Coast Guard Academy on May 17.