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Tags: Donald Trump | Russia Probe | Trump Administration | GOP | witch-hunt | FBI | Robert Mueller

GOP Lawmakers Disagree With Trump's 'Witch-Hunt' Remark

GOP Lawmakers Disagree With Trump's 'Witch-Hunt' Remark
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. (AP Photo/Bill Clark)

By    |   Thursday, 18 May 2017 06:26 PM

Some Republicans on Capitol Hill joined their Democratic colleague Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Thursday by shooting down President Donald Trump's "witch-hunt" characterization of the FBI's Russia probe.

The Hill spoke with multiple Republicans who said Trump's Thursday morning remark was off-base.

"I think it's welcome news for the administration, as well as for Republicans on the hill, because with the credibility that director [Robert] Mueller brings to this position as the special counsel and the integrity that he brings to that process, whatever the facts are, he's going to get to the facts," Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., told The Hill.

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., quipped: "I wish the president would stop tweeting, and that he would listen to the birds, maybe, but not create the sound himself."

The Department of Justice named former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special counsel Wednesday  to oversee the FBI's probe into whether the Trump campaign had any improper dealings with Russia.

After exiting a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation, Durbin called the president's "witch-hunt" remark "an outrageous statement."

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Some Republicans on Capitol Hill joined their Democratic colleague Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Thursday by shooting down President Donald Trump's "witch-hunt" characterization of the FBI's Russia probe.
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2017-26-18
Thursday, 18 May 2017 06:26 PM
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