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Trump bemoans 'young and beautiful lives' destroyed by Russia probe

The Hill logo The Hill 5/27/2018 Mallory Shelbourne
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President Trump on Sunday said the investigation into Russia's election interference has "destroyed" and "devastated" lives.

"Who's going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?" the president wrote on Twitter.

"They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation...They went back home in tatters!"

The president did not specify whom he was referring to, but he has repeatedly referred to the Russia probe as a "witch hunt."

Trump has recently accused the FBI of using an informant to spy on his 2016 presidential campaign, though no evidence has emerged to support the president's assertion.

News reports show that an FBI informant met with three campaign advisers to Trump in 2016.

The president has also said the Russia investigation is an "excuse" for the Democrats' loss in the 2016 election.

"This whole Russia Probe is Rigged. Just an excuse as to why the Dems and Crooked Hillary lost the Election and States that haven't been lost in decades," Trump said Saturday.

"13 Angry Democrats, and all Dems if you include the people who worked for Obama for 8 years. #SPYGATE & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST!"

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