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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian participation in the 2016 presidential elections came to an end on Friday, when he threw his long-awaited report to Attorney General Bill Barr.
The specific contents of the report have not yet been disclosed, but a senior Department of justice official told Fox News that Mueller “is not the recommendation, further charges.”
It is not clear how much, if at all, the report to the public or available to Congress, although several of the legislators received a letter, on the report fall.
Müller, 74, took over the Federal government’s probe into alleged collusion between the President of Trump’s campaign and the Russian officials in may 2017. His investigation led to the charges for several of Trump’s campaign associates, although none of the accusations were in direct connection with the misconduct of the presidential campaign.
Read on for everything we know so far about the report.
Why is Müller-monitoring of the Russia-investigation?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate judiciary Committee about the Russian interference in the election.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Ministry of justice announced Müller appeal to a growing push — mostly from Democrats — for someone who has the handle outside the Ministry of justice in the probe. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the investigation.
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Mueller led the FBI through the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and served under the presidential elections of administrations of both parties.
For the question of the election of 2016, Müller, the authority had uncovered the prosecution of crime to investigate during the investigation, and he received great authority to win whether trump or his employees, in cooperation with the Kremlin, the White house.
Was someone charged?
The former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort, a key focus of the Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, hiding behind a car visor, as he leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., to surrender after he had been asked, the Federal and state authorities.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign Chairman, and Richard Gates were indicted on Oct. 27, 2017, on several counts, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, false information and errors to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts. Manafort and gates, the pleaded first, not guilty to the charges.
Almost four months later, in Feb. 22, they were hit with additional tax evasion and bank fraud charges, and the amount of money Manafort was accused of money laundering via offshore accounts increased to 30 million US dollars.
Gates pleaded guilty to Federal conspiracy and false statements the expense on Feb. 23.
Manafort was found guilty of eight economic crime on Aug. 21 in the first attempt, the victory of the special counsel investigation of the President’s staff. He later confessed guilty in a second case, and the cooperation with Müller agreed to ‘ s team.
On 7. March, Manafort 47 months, nearly 4 years was sentenced to prison. The 9 months prior to that, he had spent in jail, credited him, so he spent 38 months or a little more than 3 years in prison.
He was sentenced to an additional 73 months on March 13, according to his confession in connection with foreign lobbying and witness tampering. He is 81 months, to serve a total of almost 7 years, in prison between his two sets.
Moments after his March 13 sentence, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office accused Manafort on state charges, including mortgage fraud. This charge was used as a strategy to prevent a possible presidential pardon.
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Michael Flynn, the Ambassador to the management of the short-lived national security adviser, was accused in December 2017 with lying to the FBI about some of the conversations that he had with a Russian. He pleaded guilty.
In addition, George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty, in the year 2017, to a number of false statements to investigating FBI agents, according to court documents. He was later sentenced to 14 days in prison. Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser for Trump’s campaign was.
Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer, pled guilty to lying to investigators about goals in the Russia-request. In April, he is arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail, what will be the first sentenced in the investigation. He was released from prison on may 4. June and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
On Nov. 29, Michael Cohen, the President of the former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to making false statements before a Senate Committee in respect of a real estate project in Russia. He was “made to minimize the false statements to make connections between the Moscow project, and Individual 1 [Trump], and give the false impression that the Moscow project finished before the Iowa caucus … the first primary,” says Müller.
Richard Pinedo, a California man who pleaded sells the bank accounts of the Russians interfering in the elections, to be guilty, in February 2018, with stolen identities of the accounts set up. The US government said it was Pinedo aware, he was dealing with the Russians, when he sold the accounts. He was sentenced in October to six months in prison and six months of home confinement.
A federal grand jury indicted three Russian units and 13 Russian nationals on Feb. 16 for the alleged interference in the election. Müller’s case, are claims of the parties had a sophisticated plot to wage “information warfare” on the US
However, the Ministry of justice did not say, the actions impact on the outcome of the election. Deputy Attorney Gen., Rod Rosenstein said, “There is no allegation in this indictment is, that every American, was a knowledge of the participants in this illegal activity.”
The Ministry of justice in July 13 announced that 12 Russian secret service were indicted officers for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee, the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the election in 2016.
At The Beginning Of Jan. 25, former Trump’s political adviser Roger stone, was indicted on charges of obstruction, false statements and witness tampering — nothing directly with Russian agreements.
Was the trump card in question?
The President submitted written responses to Miller’s questions on Nov. 20.
“It was our position from the beginning was that much of what has been asked, raised serious constitutional questions and was beyond the scope of a legitimate request. This is, and our position remains today. The President has said, nevertheless, available for example, made lots of cooperation,” Prosecutor Rudy Giuliani.
What Trump has said about Müller’s investigation?
Trump has often allegations that he, in cooperation with Russia in the election, and the probe a “witch hunt called.”pointed
He said the allegations are a “fake story, which is demeaning for all of us and especially demeaning for our country, and demeaning to our Constitution.”
“I just hope that the final decision is really honest, and that is also what the millions of people who gave us our big win in November, earned, and what all Americans want a better future, want and deserve,” Trump said at a rally in West Virginia last year.
“I just hope that the final decision is really honest…”
The President also warned Müller remain within certain limits, which he studied.
Fox News’ Ann Schmidt, Madeline Farber, Jake Gibson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.