Trump quotes Fox News reporter in attack on 'fake news' in Russia probe

Trump quotes Fox News reporter in attack on 'fake news' in Russia probe
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE on Thursday attacked the ongoing investigations that have consumed his White House by quoting a Fox News reporter regarding the Russia probe. 

Alluding to the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the reporter pointed out that Russia “spread negative information” about Trump when he was running for president.

“'One of the things that has been lost in the politics of this situation is that the Russians collected and spread negative information about then candidate Trump.’ Catherine Herridge @FoxNews. So why doesn't Fake News report this? Witch Hunt! Purposely phony reporting,” Trump wrote in two tweets.

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Moscow allegedly wanted to influence the 2016 election in Trump's favor, and members of Trump's campaign are being scrutinized in the ongoing investigation into possible collusion. 

Trump has previously criticized the media for its coverage of the Russia investigation and has repeatedly called the probe a “witch hunt.” He also insists that Russian leadership did not want him to win the election.

The president’s latest comments about the Russia probe come several days after Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDemocrat calls for investigation of possible 'inappropriate influence' by Trump in border wall contract Judge temporarily halts construction of a private border wall in Texas Mueller witness linked to Trump charged in scheme to illegally funnel money to Clinton campaign MORE, who serves as a senior adviser to Trump and is also his son-in-law, gave a rare public statement in which he said he did not collude with Russia.

“Let me very clear: I did not collude with Russia nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so,” Kushner said.