Russia probe enters second year

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election meddling, and the possible involvement of the Trump campaign, marked its anniversary Thursday.

 President Trump marked the occasion with a sarcastic tweet reading: “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,” Trump tweeted. “The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!”

 So far the investigation has yielded five guilty pleas, most with ties to the Trump campaign, and numerous indictments including 13 Russian nationals and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

 “It’s not a witch hunt when 17 Russians have been indicted. It’s not a witch hunt when some of the most senior members of the Trump campaign have been indicted,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

 The president’s legal team is raising new questions about when and how the investigation will end. Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s personal attorneys, tells NBC News Mueller’s team says it can not indict a sitting president because of Justice Department rules. 

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