Salem lawmaker dismisses Trump's 'greatest witch hunt' claim
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A Massachusetts congressman cast historical doubt Thursday on President Trump’s claim that he is the victim of the “single greatest witch hunt” in U.S. History.

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran and Harvard University graduate, tweeted that his hometown might beg to differ:

Twenty people were executed during the Salem witch trails in the 1690s, and another five died in prison.

Trump’s claim was in response to the naming of a special counsel to the investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia’s election interference. 

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Trump tweeted earlier Thursday, adding no special counsel was ever appointed for "all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration."

The White House has previously insisted that there is no need for a special counsel regarding the 2016 election, and Trump has expressed a desire to see existing Russian probes over and done with.