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In Russia scandal, Trump looks out for Number One: himself

Donald Trump's new strategy in the Russia scandal: create an every-man-for-himself dynamic in which he's personally protected.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington,...
Midway through Donald Trump's White House press conference yesterday with Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, there was an exchange on the Russian scandal that offered an interesting peek into the American president's thinking.

Q: Mr. President, I'd like to get your reaction to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Russian interference in the campaign.  Was this the right move, or is this part of a "witch hunt"?TRUMP:  Well, I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt.  And there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself -- and the Russians, zero.