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Trump marks one year of Mueller probe with 'No Collusion' tweet

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marked the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller's probe into ties between the president's campaign team and with a trademark tweet, reiterating "there is still No Collusion." "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 Republican has repeatedly insisted he's the target of a "witch hunt" and denied any collusion between and to win the presidency against former Democratic rival

In a follow-up tweet, Trump also revived claims that former spied on his campaign, after the FBI in 2016 launched its investigation into ties between the and

"Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI 'SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT,'" the tweeted, misspelling the word "embedded." The tweet alluded to a report in that said at least one government informant met several times with two Trump campaign advisers under investigation by the FBI, and

said the FBI probe, codenamed "Crossfire Hurricane," began when two FBI agents secretly interviewed Australia's in about a wine-fueled conversaation with Papadopoulos in which the Trump suggested he knew in advance about the Russian meddling.

"As these revelations are making their way forward, it looks like the Trump campaign may in fact have been surveiled," counselor to the president told Thursday. "As the president likes to say, we'll see what happens." "I think those who have been digging and conjecturing for over a year should be careful what they wish for." Since his appointment on May 17, 2017, Mueller -- a veteran and former FBI -- has kept his silence on the investigation.

But his team has notched 22 indictments, including those of former Trump and former campaign

Mueller was given the reins of the probe shortly after Trump sacked as FBI

The has requested an interview with Trump -- a proposal the has thus far not accepted, as his lawyers debate the risks.

A leaked list of questions Mueller's team submitted to the suggests the is analyzing whether Trump obstructed justice -- notably by firing Comey last year and his attempt to shield Flynn.

Also on the table is how much Trump knew of his team members' contacts with -- and what those contacts entailed.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:35 IST