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RNC Stands By Trump and 'Witch-Hunt' Branding of Media

Joint fundraising committee blames "Democratic hacks posing as journalists"

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."

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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.