Mueller, Trump, and Russia- What You Need to Know

Mueller, Trump, and Russia- What You Need to Know

Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign and the involvement of Russia has reached it’s one- year mark. However, new information discovered by multiple news sources shows that this investigation is far from over.

Rudy Giuliani is Trump’s newest personal lawyer, and has told CNN that Mueller will not be able to indict Trump while he sits in the Oval Office because of Justice Department Guidelines. However, Neal Katyal, who drafted the special counsel regulations, says that Trump can be indicted if Mueller asks Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Investigators have already charged 22 people and companies with a crime, obtained five guilty pleas, and imprisoned one person, according to VOX. The final report which will be delivered by Mueller to Rosenstein can remain under wraps, which means the public and Congress may never even get to see the details of the report.

Furthermore, The New Yorker reported that Michael Cohen also reportedly received more money from companies that aimed to get access to Trump’s inner circle, but reports outlining those payments have disappeared from government databases.

The New Yorker reports that the records not in the database conclude that Cohen received around $3 million in payments from these companies, which is three times more than what was originally reported. The Washington Post reports that the FBI is investigating a deal Cohen made with a South Korean firm Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).

A different investigation is looking into an interview Mueller had with Qatari investor Ahmed al- Rumaihi. The Intercept reported that al- Rumaihi and Cohen spoke to see if Qatar could fund American infrastructure projects. Cohen denies these claims.

An official statement by the Republican- led Senate Intelligence committee stated that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to do so.

Do you think this investigation will be finalized in 2018? 76% of you voted that yes, we’ve had enough, and 24% of you voted no- it’ll go on until 2020. Read the full story on VOX here.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

It’s the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s investigation over possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Do you think this will be finalized in 2018?

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