‘Big hoax by the Democrats’: Trump rants about special counsel ‘witch hunt’ as Mueller closes in
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In a Friday night tweet, President Donald Trump continued to play the victim when it comes to the investigation into possible Russian collusion.

"House Intelligence Committee rules that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russia. As I have been saying all along, it is all a big Hoax by the Democrats based on payments and lies. There should never have been a Special Councel [sic] appointed. Witch Hunt!" Trump tweeted

Friday it was revealed that the lawyer that the Trump campaign met with was an informant for the Russian government.

Thus far 13 Russians and three Russian entities have been indicted for involvement in the 2016 campaign. The investigation has also discovered that those indicted had contact with members of the campaign. Trump then turned to sanction Russia from these findings. So, the idea that it is a hoax doesn't entirely hold water from his own admission.

The former chair of the Trump campaign has also been indicted as well as his deputy.

This tweet also marks the first time Trump has spelled the word counsel "Councel." In past tweets, he's spelled it "council," meaning an assembly of people or advisors.