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September 19, 2017

Trump claims 'witch hunt'; GOP puts hope in special counsel

By ERICA WERNER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press
This article was published May 19, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly." Even as he erupted anew, fellow Republicans expressed hopes the move would restore some calm to a capital plunged into chaos.

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