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The Mueller investigation is about to enter its 2nd year

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The Mueller investigation has been ongoing for a year. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Thursday marks one year since Bob Mueller was appointed special counsel to lead the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The big picture: "The investigation ... has formed the cloudy backdrop of Donald Trump’s presidency — a rolling fog of controversy, much of it self-inflicted, that is a near-constant distraction for the commander in chief," the WashPost writes.

  • "The president vents to associates about the FBI raids on his personal attorney Michael Cohen — as often as '20 times a day' ... and they frequently listen in silence, knowing little they say will soothe him."
  • "Trump gripes that he needs better 'TV lawyers' to defend him on cable news."
  • "The range of witnesses Mueller has called in has been breathtaking, from White House Counsel Donald McGahn — at least twice — to Avi Berkowitz, the 29-year-old personal assistant to Kushner."