After it was announced that an independent special counsel was hired to oversee the investigation into Russia and their potential link to Donald Trump, the president wasn't pleased. Hours after releasing a prepared statement on the issue, the president decided to lash out on social media.

Trump on Twitter

From the first day of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has been under fire for his potential ties to Russia. Despite denying any wrongdoing, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been linked in various ways back to the Kremlin. Speculation started early on during the 2016 presidential election when Trump refused to release his tax returns, a standard procedure when running for the White House.

As time went on, Trump also raised a red flag with his praise of Vladimir Putin, a departure from his aggressive tone that was used when discussing other world leaders on the campaign trail. In addition, multiple advisers and associates of the billionaire real estate mogul have been linked back to Russia for a variety of reasons, including retired Gen. Michael Flynn who was forced to resign as National Security Advisers just weeks after taking on the job after being caught meeting with Russian officials. Over the last week, Trump has faced increased pressure with reports revealing he shared classified information with officials from the Kremlin, while the scandal involving his firing of James Comey as director of the FBI has heated up.

To watch over the situation at hand, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was brought on board, which Trump addressed during an early morning tweetstorm on May 18.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday morning to discuss the latest controversy was Donald Trump, and he was not happy about it.

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!" Trump tweeted out, misspelling the word "counsel" on the process.

In a follow-up message on Twitter, Donald Trump argued that he was the victim of a "witch hunt." "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" he wrote.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump expressed his anger and frustration over a special counsel heading the investigation into Russia and their ties to his campaign, critics of the president are rejoicing in what is taking place. While it's unknown what the end result will be, it appears as if the commander in chief is backed against the wall on a situation that could have major ramifications on the future of the United States.