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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump warned that the special counsel investigation into alleged links between his 2016 campaign and Russia's election hacking "hurts our country" after earlier branding the probe the "single greatest witch hunt" in political history.

"I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country," Trump said at a luncheon with a group of television news anchors.

"And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether it's trade deals, whether it's military, whether it's stopping nuclear -- all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country," Trump said.

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The President also suggested that the investigation that will now be led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller was also motivated by an attempt to tarnish his election victory last year.

"It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way. That's all this is. I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country. And I think it's a very, very negative thing. And hopefully, this can go quickly, because we have to show unity if we're going to do great things with respect to the rest of the world."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, leaving the senators' briefing with Rosenstein, said Thursday he believes the Russia investigation is "now considered a criminal investigation."

"Congress' ability to conduct investigations of all things Russia has been severely limited, probably in an appropriate fashion," the South Carolina Republican said, as a result of Mueller's appointment.

He added he wasn't able to ask specifically if it was now a criminal probe "but the takeaway I have is, everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may a criminal investigation."

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Sooooo.... who knew that the guy Trump appointed as Deputy AG is a Democrat??

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-18 05:40 PM | Reply

"President Trump denied urging former FBI Director James B. Comey to close or back down from the bureau's investigation into Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.

"No, no, next question," Trump said when asked by a reporter at a news conference Thursday with Colombia's president, Juan Manual Santos.

Trump last week fired Comey, who was overseeing the FBI investigation into whether anyone associated with Trump's campaign cooperated with Russian intelligence officials in their effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Trump said it was "ridiculous" to think he may have done anything worthy of criminal charges or impeachment.

"I think it's totally ridiculous -- everybody thinks so, and again we have to get back to working our country properly so that we can take care of the problems that we have," Trump said."

www.latimes.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-18 06:04 PM | Reply

"It's now considered a criminal investigation."
Lindsey Graham

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 06:22 PM | Reply

Well I think there was at least 1 bigger witch hunt

en.wikipedia.org

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-05-18 09:07 PM | Reply

Trump really should learn to stfu.

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-05-18 09:11 PM | Reply

You sure it's not just a "security inquiry", Doc?

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-05-19 03:57 AM | Reply

Who the hell wants to be united, if it means having to group up with people like Trump?

I would rather be divided.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-19 06:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It's now considered a criminal investigation."
Lindsey Graham

#3 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

I AM NOT GAY!

---Lindsey Graham ----

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-19 06:48 AM | Reply

I would rather be divided if being united means being untied with the likes of you.

Or as some like to say, with you and your ilk.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-19 07:30 AM | Reply

Trump really should learn to stfu.

#5 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2017-05-18 09:11 PM | FLAG:

Howard Stern got Donny to make himself look like a pedophile dumbass over and over again because he can't shut up.

What father says his daughter is a piece of ass?

You think he is going to learn now?

Good job GOP. He's all yours.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-19 07:36 AM | Reply

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