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Trump unleashes fresh criticism of Russia inquiry

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM
President Donald Trump (left) answers questions as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on.


United States President Donald Trump yesterday unleashed new criticism of the investigations into possible ties between his campaign associates and Russia.

Trump - in a series of tweets - made reference to what he called "phoney Trump/Russia 'collusion,' which doesn't exist."

He said Democrats are using - in his words - a "witch-hunt" for "evil politics" and added that Republicans are "fighting back like never before".

Trump's tweets followed a CNN report that a federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first charges in the criminal investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.