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'Phony' Russian probe a 'witch hunt' and presidential harassment: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US said Thursday that the "phony" Russian investigation is a "witch hunt" and a presidential harassment without which his approval ratings would have been 75 per cent.

Trump said that the latest showed that his approval rating at 50 per cent.

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"Without the phony witch hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax and Regulation Cuts, Judge's, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75 per cent rather than the 50 per cent just reported by Rasmussen," Trump said in a tweet.

"It's called Presidential Harassment!" he said.

His tweets came amidst investigations by Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 and collusion with the Trump campaign.

So far, more than 30 people have been charged or pleaded guilty in Mueller's investigation. Trump's campaign chairman, top campaign aide, former national security and longtime are all cooperating in the inquiry, which the calls a "witch hunt".

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 22:30 IST