President Donald Trump who has been accused by the Hillary Clinton camp saying that he deployed Russian hackers to sabotage her election campaign has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America “terribly”. Former FBI chief Robert Mueller has been appointed for the post which has been welcomed by politicians of both the parties.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who signed the order informed Trump only after the appointment was made which took the White House and Political Analysts by surprise.
President Trump denied all the allegations with him connecting to Russian hackers and others during the infamous election which saw him winning in a thin margin.
“The entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion,” he said.
Calls for a special investigation had mounted after Mr Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week which was denied by Trump that he is trying to influence the investigation.
“Director Comey was very unpopular with most people,” he said. Adding further, Trump also noted “I actually thought when I made that decision… that it would be a bipartisan decision because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such terrible things about Director Comey.”
Mr Trump had said no politician in history “has been treated worse or more unfairly” than himself.
The FBI and Congress are looking into potential links between Mr Trump’s campaign team and Russia. Mr Mueller will take over the FBI investigation.
On the other hand, the National Security Adviser, Flynn who was appointed by Trump is under federal investigation for working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the election campaign was sacked just after 24 days which did not go well with the Trump campaign.
US intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip November’s presidential election in favour of Mr Trump