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Questions related to the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III into Russian interference with the 2016 US presidential election and related matters.

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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

In an answer to this question, @Peter said that: ...the Mueller Report ... would have resulted in multiple felony charges for any American other than the president. Is this a true statement? ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the IG to investigate Barr’s actions?

Over the past four years, Congressional Republicans have asked the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice to investigate a number of issues related to conduct by DOJ officials: Attorney ...
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What criminal referral did Michael Flynn’s lawyer have advance knowledge of?

Liberal journalist Marcy Wheeler just tweeeted this: [S]omeone should figure out via what means Sidney Powell knows exactly what John Durham is up to[.] And to be clear, I mean BOTH that she ...
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Is anyone in particular being investigated by Durham (who is investigating the “origins of the Mueller inquiry”)?

I'm trying to understand exactly what the Durham investigation is looking into. It seems to be looking into allegations that the Trump campaign was illegally wiretapped or something like that: The ...
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Has Ukraine responded in any way to the 2018 letter sent by three Democratic senators?

Trump has raised the issue of a 2018 letter to Ukraine, sent by three US senators (all Democrats) . As CNN summarized this letter: it expressed concern about a New York Times article that said ...
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Is a state-level legal proceeding against a sitting president any less of a burden on the president?

As contrasted with a federal-level proceeding One of the pillars of the 2000 Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) argument to support the shield of a sitting president against federal indictment is the ...
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How is justice supposed to work for the president of the United States?

I am having trouble understanding how the President of the United States should be brought to justice if one should commit a crime. This question should not be viewed as pro-vel-contra Trump, but an ...
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Are sworn witnesses not obligated to answer questions in congressional hearings?

Watching the Mueller hearing today, I was surprised to find that he was declining to answer some questions. Although many questions could be rightfully answered by saying "I refer you to the report", ...
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Are witnesses giving Congressional testimony (e.g. Mueller) generally required to tell the WHOLE truth?

Mueller has said that if he is required by subpoena to give evidence to Congress, that he will not be able to provide information beyond what is in his report. He also seems to imply that he knows ...
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Was Bill Clinton charged with a crime by the Justice Department, and why would the same reasoning not apply to Trump if so?

I see the following claim made by Andrew Napolitano on the Fox News network: "That opinion [that you can't charge a sitting president] is advisory, not mandatory. How do we know that? It came out ...
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What part of Mueller's report, public statements, or other actions suggest that he called on congress to impeach/further investigate?

After Mueller gave his public statement about his investigation into the President, he made an interesting statement. The statement: "And as set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we ...
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Did Robert Mueller try to prove a negative? [closed]

In Robert Mueller's statements following the conclusion of his investigation said if he had the evidence the president did not commit a crime he would have said so (paraphrasing). This sounds like the ...
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Is there evidence that the Mueller Investigation looked into Trump's taxes?

On April 24, 2019, the Washington Post wrote an article titled "Trump suggests Mueller ‘checked my taxes,’ despite no mention of them in report": President Trump suggested Wednesday that special ...
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Relating to the President and obstruction, were Mueller's conclusions preordained?

On Page 2 of Volume II (PDF), Mueller writes: Third, we considered whether to evaluate the conduct we investigated under the Justice Manual standards governing prosecution and declination decisions,...
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What exactly do these four forms of redaction mean?

In the Redacted Mueller report, four reasons for redaction are given: Harm to Ongoing Matter Personal Privacy Investigative Technique Grand Jury What is the official explanation, with citations, for ...
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What cases of potential obstruction are described in the Mueller report?

The two main issues investigated by Mueller with regard to Trump seem to be conspiracy and obstruction of justice. We already have a question here which deals with the conspiracy issue. What about ...
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Does the Mueller report show a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump Campaign?

According to the information contained in the Mueller Report, was there a conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and Russia? By conspiracy, I mean both the legal definition and in an informal sense; ...
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Did Mueller's report provide new evidence for the claim of Russian govt election interference via social media?

Over the past several years, many in the US (government and mainstream media) have argued that the Russian government ("The Russians") interfered with the 2016 US elections through the "Internet ...
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Did everyone named in the Mueller report get to read it in advance?

Attorney General Bill Barr said this in a press conference today, in regard to the Mueller Report: In addition, earlier this week, the President’s personal counsel requested and were given the ...
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Did the IG’s office say its audit of the use of Confidential Human Sources was prompted by Trump?

The website of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice lists a number of investigations the Inspector General’s office is undertaking. In particular, it lists this one: FBI’s ...
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Why didn't Mueller have to submit a report to Congress?

Ken Starr had to submit a report directly to Congress, pursuant to 28 USC 595 (c) Why didn't Mueller have to do this?
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Why isn't the Mueller report being released completely and unredacted?

I have a bit of a confusion in regards to the Mueller investigation. While it was undergoing, we were repeatedly told that "proving collusion" is pretty much impossible since there's no such thing as ...
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Has John Huber interviewed any witnesses in his review?

In 2017, after the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Muller to oversee the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. Congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to appoint a second Special ...
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Did President Trump ever answer questions on obstruction to Mueller?

The FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has just finished. Now at some point in the course of the investigation, Mueller’s team sent President Trump a series ...
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Further indictments in special counsel Mueller's report

Robert Mueller has finished his report and turned it over to the AG. Multiple people were indicted over the course of this investigation. Now that it has concluded, is it a safe assumption that all ...
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How does the Mueller investigation compare with former investigations in terms of length of time, money spent, and indictments?

How does the Mueller investigation compare with former investigations, of a similar size and scope, in terms of length of time, money spent, and indictments brought? What are some of the extreme ...
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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

I'm anti-Trump, just to get that out of the way, but I'm also curious about the legal aspects. I hope this falls enough under political and not legal but if you think it's better for the legal board,...
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Did the US request that Russia extradite the 13 Russians charged by Mueller?

On Friday February 16th, 2018, the office of special council announced indictments of 13 Russian Federation nationals with the crimes of fraud against the United States. According to CNN, Russia has ...
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What is known about the Mueller investigation in December of 2017?

I am aware that the case began with Mr. Papadopoulos, but where is the investigation currently (December 2017)? What are the charges? What lies have been told, who has been fired, who are the key ...
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What exactly is “collusion”? What is Robert Mueller expected to prove?

It seems to me that what most people typically mean when they say "Trump colluded with Russia to win the election" is, quite simply, that Trump, or his campaign, knowingly met with some key people ...
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Who is Rick Gates?

Recently the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. filed some charges. There was an indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Paul Manafort is a familiar name to me. But who ...
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Why is Mueller not focusing on the 2016 Election?

Robert Mueller was hired to oversee the investigation into the US election and possible interference by the Russians. Instead he is spending time indicting Manafort for "money laundering" and what ...
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Why would Mueller notify the White House that he wants to interview Spicer and Priebus?

On September 8, 2017, it was reported that: Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly told the White House that his team will seek to interview six senior and former aides to President Trump as ...
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Who takes over oversight of the Russia investigation if Jeff Sessions resigns or is fired?

A few months ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the FBI's Russia investigation, so Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein became the Acting Attorney General for purposes of the ...
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Is Donald Trump under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller?

I've seen conflicting reports about whether Donald Trump is personally (i.e. not his campaign) under investigation. The Washington Post says: "The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to ...
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Why are there separate investigations into Trump's alleged collusion with Russia?

It seems to me as if there are two separate and concurrent investigations into Trump's (and his presidential campaign team's) alleged collusion with Russia. One is run by the Senate Intelligence ...