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Trump: Fighting back against Russia probe is not obstruction

The Hill [1]
January 25, 2018

President Trump defended his attacks of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, denying that it amounts to obstruction and saying he was merely “fight[ing] back.”

“There’s been no collusion whatsoever,” Trump told reporters in an impromptu press conference on Wednesday. “There’s no obstruction whatsoever. And I’m looking forward to it.”

Trump also mocked critics who have accused him of obstructing the Russia probe by attacking the investigations and referring to them as a “witch hunt.”

“You fight back, oh, it’s obstruction,” Trump mockingly told reporters.

Trump also told reporters [2] that he plans to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller in two to three weeks, but said his lawyers are working out the specifics.

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