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30 Oct, 2017 08:27

Trump accuses Clinton & Dems of ‘Witch Hunt’, says aim is to distract from tax cuts

Trump accuses Clinton & Dems of ‘Witch Hunt’, says aim is to distract from tax cuts

Donald Trump has unleashed a tweetstorm against Clinton and the Democrats, accusing them of a “Witch Hunt” over his alleged ties with Russia and hinting their aim is to distract public attention from “historic tax cuts & reform.”

“Never seen such Republican anger and unity as I have concerning the lack of investigation on [Hilary] Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?) The Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more,” Trump wrote on Sunday.

“There is so much guilt by Democrats/ [Hilary] Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out,” he added.

In a furious barrage of tweets Trump dismissed the allegations of Trump/Russia “collusion” as “phony”, calling the investigation a “Witch Hunt”

“The Democrats are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the Republicans are now fighting back like never before,” he tweeted.

On Friday Trump said it was “commonly agreed” that there was no collusion between his presidential bid and the Russian government, adding that there “was collusion with [Hillary Clinton]!” He was apparently referring to the accusations that the Clinton Foundation received bribes in exchange for approving the 2010 sale of US uranium mines to a Canadian company owned by the Russian corporation Rosatom.

READ MORE: Trump says Hillary Clinton was the one who colluded with Russia

Earlier in the week, reports emerged that the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign helped fund the controversial dossier of allegations against Trump compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The document, finalized in December 2016 and published online by BuzzFeed in January, alleged a compromising relationship between Trump and the Kremlin.

The funding arrangement was brokered in the spring of 2016 by a law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, and lasted until right before the election, AP reported citing people familiar with the dossier.