President Trump: 'There should never have been a special counsel appointed'

President Trump on Friday took to Twitter and responded to the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report.

“House Intelligence Committee rules that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russia,” Trump tweeted. “As I have been saying all along, it is all a big Hoax by the Democrats based on payments and lies. There should never have been a Special Counsel appointed. Witch Hunt!”

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The tweet came hours after he called for the “witch hunt” to end.

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“Just Out: House Intelligence Committee Report released. ‘No evidence’ that the Trump Campaign ‘colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia.’ Clinton Campaign paid for Opposition Research obtained from Russia- Wow! A total Witch Hunt! MUST END NOW!” Trump wrote.

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CNN correspondent Manu Raju noted that the report “was approved along party lines after the GOP concluded there was no Trump-Russia collusion.”

Trump has repeatedly called the Russia probe a “witch hunt.”

“[Former FBI Director] James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?” Trump tweeted on April 19.