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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

The "raid", which is the execution of a search warrant, is under the jurisdiction of the US Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York, not that of the Mueller investigation. Mueller ...
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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

While the question of whether Trump's actions would have resulted in felony charges is a matter of opinion (though the 1027 prosecutors who signed the letter you mentioned is strong evidence in the ...
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What exactly is "collusion"? What is Robert Mueller expected to prove?

You are correct that "collusion" is being used very loosely. There is no specific federal criminal statute that outlaws "collusion", for example (except for an antitrust law not relevant here). This ...
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Did Mueller's report provide new evidence for Russian govt interference in 2016 elections?

Probably First, the report was heavily redacted. As such, some information is missing. Further, much of the information available in the Mueller report was previously available, so I won't try to ...
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Why isn't the Mueller report being released completely and unredacted?

... why is there then any possible debate on whether the report should be released to all members of Congress, completely unredacted? The U.S. House voted unanimously to release the Mueller report ...
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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

"Rosenstein gave him broad authority not only to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated" with Trump's campaign, but also to examine "any ...
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Who is Rick Gates?

As the following article perfectly fits your question, see: Julia Glum, Who is Rick Gates? Meet the Trump Adviser Indicted with Paul Manafort in Mueller Investigation, Newsweek, 30 October 2017 The ...
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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

That's really irrelevant, since Mueller did not order the raids or get the warrants. What happens, and often happens is that, while investigating crimes, investigators sometimes find evidence of ...
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Does the Mueller report show a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump Campaign?

Regarding the legal definition, Mueller did not establish criminal conspiracy: the report is very clear that Mueller’s investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign criminally conspired ...
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Does the Mueller report show a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump Campaign?

No, there was no conspiracy to the extent that criminal charges for conspiring with the Russians could be brought against members of the Trump campaign My answer is based on the quote below from the ...
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Did the US request that Russia extradite the 13 Russians charged by Mueller?

Article here All were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants were charged ...
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How does the Mueller investigation compare with former investigations in terms of length of time, money spent, and indictments?

FiveThirtyEight has a chart and an article that compares the current special counsel investigation to previous ones, accurate as of November 29, 2018. It's worth noting that the current special ...
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Did Mueller's report provide new evidence for Russian govt interference in 2016 elections?

According to CNET, Mueller did find that Russia used a social media campaign to influence the US election in favor of Donald Trump. The campaign cost $35 million (the $100K the question is referring ...
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Relating to the President and obstruction, were Mueller's conclusions preordained?

Yes, but. Mueller made it crystal clear that he abided by the Department of Justice policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted -- or at least should not, because it basically gets in the way ...
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What does unmasking refer to in the Flynn investigation?

According to Stefan Becket of CBS News: The names of U.S. citizens who are caught on intercepts of foreign officials' communications are typically concealed in intelligence reports, but certain ...
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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?

A contemporary NY Times Article described what happened succinctly and in detail. No, fmr President Clinton does not have a criminal conviction. Nor was he charged with a crime. Napolitano is wrong ...
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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies? No. Because of the DOJ policy (that a sitting President cannot be indicted), Mueller did not consider the question of whether President ...
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Who is Rick Gates?

The NY Times profiled him in June Nearly everywhere Paul Manafort went, it seemed, Rick Gates followed, his protégé and junior partner. Election campaigns in Eastern Europe and Africa. Business ...
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What exactly is "collusion"? What is Robert Mueller expected to prove?

First off, consider the charges against Manafort. The actual charges, without interpretation. Manafort and Gates have not been indicted for 'collusion'. They have been indicted for tax evasion, and ...
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Why is Mueller not focusing on the 2016 Election?

OK, first of all, I'd like to stress that the question "why" is rather impossible to answer unless Mr. Mueller deems it worthwhile to create a StackExchange account and post an answer himself. Or ...
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Relating to the President and obstruction, were Mueller's conclusions preordained?

Mueller wasn't as hamstrung as you suggest. The fact that he detailed (at least) 10 probable obstruction of justice causes against Trump means obviously he did look into indictable offenses, even if ...
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Who takes over oversight of the Russia investigation if Jeff Sessions resigns or is fired?

The new Attorney-General will take over the investigation unless the new AG recuses himself too. This is because Jeff Sessions recused himself and that does not mean that all future AG need to recuse ...
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What exactly is "collusion"? What is Robert Mueller expected to prove?

Collusion: "secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose" The media has been using Collusion as a catch all for other potential crimes that the Trump team is being ...
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Further indictments in special counsel Mueller's report

New indictments in the Mueller report According to the New York Times which bases itself on a Justice Department Official: Mr. Mueller did not suggest additional charges as part of his investigation, ...
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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

Some legal experts (Alan Dershowitz for one, IIRC) would say that Rosenstien exceeded his own authority by not referring the Cohen matter to Sessions, the Attorney General. The argument is that, while ...
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Why didn't Mueller have to submit a report to Congress?

Kenneth Star was an Independent Counsel, as you said. However, the law which created that provision expired in 1999. Mueller is a Special Counsel, which performs much the same purpose, but is ...
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Did President Trump ever answer questions on obstruction to Mueller?

No, Trump was not interviewed, but the president submitted written answers According to the introductory note of appendix C of the Mueller report (page C-1, page 417 in the pdf): Beginning in ...
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Did Robert Mueller try to prove a negative?

For any normal citizen, a prosecutor can arrive at one of three conclusions: There is no evidence of misdeeds, so file under innocent. There is not enough evidence of misdeeds to fight in court, so ...
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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

The answer to your specific question (in the body of your OP), is very likely YES The report, while not looking to convict or even justify a conviction, was a collection of fairly damning evidence, ...
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In the Mueller report, what are the SM-[number]-[word] documents in the footnotes?

On page 14 of the report, a footnote (partly redacted) says: SM-2230634, serial 44 (analysis). The FBI case number cited here, and other FBI case numbers identified in the report, should be treated ...
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