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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.

WASHINGTON (AP):

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.