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Questions tagged [mueller-investigation]

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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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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Can William Barr fully comply with the House Judicial Committee Subpoena? [closed]

Background On April 19th, Jarrold Nadler, head of the House Judicial Committee, supoenaed Attorney General William Barr for the full unredacted Mueller Report, with very little exceptions. Problem ...
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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 ...