President Trump protested what he perceived to be unfair treatment following the Justice Department’s appointment Wednesday evening of a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign [and] Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!” Trump tweeted. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” While there have been many famous political witch hunts, this is only the second time the Justice Department has moved to name a special counsel. The first time was in 1999 during the investigation into the federal raid that left 76 people dead in Waco, Texas.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 18, 2017