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RNC Stands by Trump, 'Witch-Hunt' Branding of Media

Joint fundraising committee blames 'Democratic hacks posing as journalists' 5/19/2017 5:51 PM Eastern

The Republican National Committee joined with President Donald Trump to brand the recent spate of news about the president as a media witch hunt.

Under the subject line "More Sabotage," the Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and the RNC sent an e-mail solicitation seeking money to fight that witch hunt.

"Democrat hacks posing as journalists and unelected bureaucrats have incited a witch hunt to try and obstruct the American voters’ agenda," said the e-mail. "This is a sad moment for our republic."

The e-mail suggested that the witch hunt was the product of the enemies of the president's attempts to shake up Washington and swamp-dwellers who don't want to be drained.

"No one said it would be easy, but nothing great in life ever is," they said. "Now I hope I can count on you -- someone I trust -- to keep fighting to stop the special interests from robbing you of the future you voted for last November."

The big story Friday was a New York Times report that the president had told the Russians that Comey was "crazy, a real nut job" and that firing him had taken the pressure off.

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