Specialanklager Robert müller's study of Russia's role in the american presidential election in 2016 has already led, to having been raised accusation against several dozen people, including Russian intelligence officers and advisers to Donald Trump.
Mueller has indicted a total of 34 people and three Russian companies. Eight persons have been provisionally sentenced by a u.s. court, including several toprådgivere for president Trump.
Mueller has on Friday handed over its final report to the US attorney general William Barr. According to the ministry of justice recommends Mueller, that there will be no indictment against several persons in connection with the investigation.
But these six Trump advisers have already been charged or convicted in connection with the investigation that has been going on for 22 months.
Michael Flynn confessed that he had lied about conversations with the Russian ambassador in december 2016. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trumps national security advisor, was the first official in The White House, who was indicted in connection with the Robert müller's study. Flynn confessed that he had lied to the FBI agents, which is a serious crime in the UNITED states.
Flynn, who was also the advisor for the Trump campaign, acknowledged that he had lied about conversations he had had with the Russian ambassador in the weeks leading up to the Trumps inauguration as president.
Flynn, who has worked with Mueller exploration, has not yet received his sentence.
Paul Manafort received a total of 7.5 years in prison. Photo: Reuters
chef for the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, has been convicted of a number of charges that include tax fraud and money laundering for millions of dollars. Prosecutors have not linked to his work for Donald Trump.
Manafort, a longtime republican lobbyist and adviser, was in march 2019 sentenced to 7,5 years in prison and began his sentence. Trump has the opportunity to pardon his former kampagnechef.
Rick Gates has cooperated with the authorities and awaiting sentencing. Photo: AP
former advisor to the Trump campaign, as well as Paul Manaforts business partner. He confessed last year to have given false testimony to the police. None of the cases have a connection to the Trump campaign.
Gates has said that he will work with Robert müller's study. Gates has thus appeared as the prosecution's key witness in the case against Manafort. Gates is awaiting sentencing.
Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Photo: AP
Trumps trusted lawyer and problem solver, has confessed that he lied to Congress, on the question of Trumps real estate investments in Russia.
He has also pleaded guilty to eight charges, including in the case of the payment of hush-hush-money to the porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal in October 2016. Both women claim to have had an affair with Trump.
Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison.
George Papadopoulos was the foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign. Photo: AP
, foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign, was in september 2018 sentenced to 14 days in prison because he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.
Papadopoulos was the first kampagnemedarbejder, who was convicted as a result of Robert müller's study. He has completed his sentence in a federal prison in Wisconsin.
Roger Stone is a former advisor to president Richard Nixon, who had to go by in order to avoid impeachment. Photo: Reuters
advisor of Trumps campaign, has been charged with seven conditions, including the attempt to prevent the work of the police and to have lied to Congress about his communications with Wikileaks, which published the e-mails hacked from the Democrats.
Stone, a former Nixon adviser and lobbyist, has known Donald Trump for a lifetime. He is awaiting trial, but denies that he has done something wrong.
Robert müller's report is not yet published. But attorney general William Barr reports that the main conclusions from the report will be published when they are delivered to Congress.
Thus is it known nor whether müller's report responds to a number of core issues such as: Working Trumps staff together with the Russian government during the election campaign? Dismissed Trump his FBI director in order to obstruct Russia-study?
Donald Trump has raged over the Mueller study. He has again and again called it a 'witch-hunt'.
Professor: In the worst case, Russia may report trap Trump
We are now one step closer to knowing what role Russia played during the presidential campaign in the UNITED states in 2016.
UNITED states attorney general, William Barr, has on Friday evening Danish time received a long-awaited report from the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.
the Report will also shed light on what sorts of offenses, president Donald Trump may have committed.
It is a moment you have been waiting on for two years, says Mette Nøhr Claushøj, external associate professor in american politics.
- It is very large. The question is whether the current US president has committed high treason and has collaborated with a foreign country to manipulate the election, then democracy itself in the UNITED states.
- Then it becomes not very slemmere. In the worst case, the president may be allocated, but there is not yet. We'll just have to see, how much serious there is in this report, but it is of the utmost consequence, says Mette Nøhr Claushøj to Ritzau.
the Report's content is not immediately published. It is also not indicated in the degree and, where appropriate, when it will happen.
But the minister of justice has indicated that he is probably already at the weekend will be able to share the main conclusions from the report of the Congress.
A president has never before been marketed. If the report determines that Trump has committed high treason, the House of Representatives vote on whether there should be raised rigsretstiltale against Trump.
Then, the Senate vote on whether Trump should be judged or not, explains Mette Nøhr Claushøj.
- The worst thing, that can stand in the report, is that Trump has been fully cognizant of and fully aware of what he did, and that he worked very specifically with the russians to manipulate the elections and the election campaign in the UNITED states in 2016.
- It is about whether he committed high treason, or whether he just has been a bit of an amateur in the context of electoral campaigning, says Mette Nøhr Claushøj to Ritzau.read more Close
the FACTS: the UNITED states's justice minister is considering to publish the report
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has Friday evening Danish time delivered its long-awaited report on the role of Russia in the USA's presidential election in 2016, attorney general William Barr.
It is not clear how much of the report becomes immediately published.
Here follows an abbreviated version of the letter, attorney general William Barr on Friday evening has sent to the heads of the legal affairs committee in the two chambers of Congress, the Senate and House of Representatives:
I am writing to inform you about ( ... ) that special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III has completed its investigation of Russian interference in the elections in 2016, and related cases.
the Rules of the special prosecutor, requires that I, as a supplement to local information gives you "a description and explanation of the events - if any - where the minister of justice" or the acting minister of justice "has concluded that an action proposed by the special prosecutor, has been so inappropriate or unnecessary in accordance with the ministry's existing practice, that it should not be implemented".
There has not been this kind of incidents during the special prosecutor's investigation.
The special prosecutor has today handed me a "confidential report that explains the decisions relating to the prosecution or the delimitation", he has taken (...).
I will be reviewing the report and waiting for, that I as soon as this weekend will be able to inform you about the special prosecutor's conclusions.
I also intend to consult vicejustitsminister Rosenstein and special prosecutor Mueller to determine what other information from the report, there can be released to Congress and the public within the framework of the law, including the rules of the special prosecutor and the department's established practice and policy.
I remain set on as much openness as possible, and I will keep you informed about the status of my considerations.
the Rules of the special prosecutor indicates that "the minister of justice may decide that the publication of" this letter "may be in the public interest". I have found that this is the case, and I will publish this letter once I have sent it to you.
William P. Barr
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