Earlier this week, when the Department of Justice announced the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to take on the Russia investigation, Trump, unsurprisingly, freaked out.
He’s long exhibited classic guilty person behavior, freaking out at every mention of Russia even though he continuously claims that there is nothing to the inquiry into him and his associates’s ties to the Kremlin.
Trump tweeted to this effect following Robert Mueller’s appointment to the position of Special Prosecutor by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who took over control of the Russia investigation following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recusal.
He wrote, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
There are literally so many ways to take the wrongness of that tweet. Quite simply, the Russia investigation isn’t a witch hunt, seeing as there is real, concrete evidence for such atrocities as Trump’s (former) National Security Adviser’s efforts to establish a back channel of communication with the Kremlin through Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kisylak.
Responding to this tweet, Bernie Sanders wrote, “Mr. President, appointing a special counsel is not a witch hunt. It’s the right thing to do and your Republican colleagues agree.”