U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn in more than 555 days ago — And for 365 of those days, he and his campaign have been under investigation for allegedly working with the Russians to taint the 2016 general election. Trump and his loyal base have had enough.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.
“Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History,” President Trump tweeted.
Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018
But the critics aren’t backing down, either.
“I would say to the president, it’s not a witch hunt when 17 Russians have been indicted. It’s not a witch hunt when some of the most senior members of the Trump campaign have been indicted,” Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said.
Special counsel Robert Mueller launched his investigation in part after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty, and is reportedly working with investigators. Top officials with Trump’s campaign, such as Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos, are also under indictment along with 17 Russian nationals.
“We want to see this thing come to its conclusion. But again, I’ve always said he should be free to finish his job… It’s been a year,” U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions also frustrated the president by refusing to weigh in on the investigation. Sessions has recused himself from the entire matter. So far, Mueller has interviewed as many as 20 White House officials. Trump and his campaign have handed over more than 1.4 million pages of documents.
“Any fair minded citizen, even the most ardent partisans should be able to look at the facts and say that this investigation is not a witch hunt,” Schumer said.
Former New York mayor and now Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has said he’s been told that Mueller will not indict Trump. But while Trump hasn’t been interviewed by Mueller, he has said he would love to talk…. if he would be treated fairly.