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WATCH: White House says Trump’s criticism of Muller’s Russia probe is not obstruction

The White House says that President Donald Trump’s criticisms of the special counsel’s Russia probe is not obstruction.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Trump’s broadsides are simply the president “fighting back.”

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She also offered an explanation of the president’s tweet in which he called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions “should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now.”

Sanders said “It’s not an order. It’s the president’s opinion.”

Trump unleashed several tweets on Wednesday attacking special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and possible ties to the president’s campaign

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