'Congratulations America': A Sarcastic Trump Marks Day

President notes 'witch hunt' has been going on for a year
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2018 11:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the start of Robert Mueller's investigation, and President Trump is among those marking the occasion. His tweet, however, drips with sarcasm. "Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History ... and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction," he writes. "The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!" In another tweet, he calls the investigation "disgusting, illegal and unwarranted" and said his administration has nonetheless had "the most successful" first 17 months of any White House, "by far!" Related coverage:

  • The basics: Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump," explains PolitiFact. Mueller quickly expanded his investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice, notably by firing FBI chief James Comey. The piece hits other nuts and bolts of the investigation.

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