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After 1 Year, CNN Releases Mueller Investigation ‘By The Numbers’

Facts are stubborn things.
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Last year, the United States Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to conduct a more thorough investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump. This move came after investigations led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and in the House and Senate and the high profile firing of the FBI director, James Comey, by the president.

Trump administration member AG Sessions recused himself from the investigation, turning it over to another Trump appointee, Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein decided to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel exactly one year ago today. All three men are lifelong Republicans.

Trump mocked and  ridiculed the investigation from the beginning and continues to do so, referring to it as a “witch hunt” or a “hoax” perpetrated by Democrats. The president marked the anniversary of Mueller’s appointment with another series of mocking tweets.

The president made the same claim—greatest witch hunt in American history—one day after the special counsel appointment occurred.

But is it really a witch hunt or a hoax? Has the investigation bore no fruit? CNN doesn’t think so and they’ve been kind enough to break it down, by the numbers, for us all.

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