Trump touts administration as 'most successful' in history despite 'Witch Hunt'

Trump touts administration as 'most successful' in history despite 'Witch Hunt'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE on Thursday argued his administration has accomplished more than any other in its first 17 months, even as the cloud of a federal probe has hung over the White House for a year.

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“Despite the disgusting, illegal and unwarranted Witch Hunt, we have had the most successful first 17 month Administration in U.S. history — by far! Sorry to the Fake News Media and ‘Haters,’ but that’s the way it is!” Trump tweeted. 

Trump often speaks of his administration in superlatives. He has on multiple occasions claimed his administration has accomplished more than any other over comparable time frames.

The Senate has confirmed appeals courts judges at a record pace in Trump’s first 17 months, putting the president on pace to have the most nominees ever approved in the first two years of a presidency.

Thursday marked one year since special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE was appointed to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His appointment was prompted by Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE

In light of the anniversary, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to attack the probe.

“Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History,” Trump tweeted, denying that there was “collusion” or “obstruction.”

In a separate tweet, Trump claimed without evidence that the Obama administration spied on his campaign with “an embedded informant," a conspiracy that he said would be “bigger than Watergate."

Trump has spent much of the last year decrying Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” while stating there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Four former Trump associates have thus far pleaded guilty or been indicted as part of the probe, and Mueller filed charges against 13 Russians and three Russian entities for allegedly interfering in the election.