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Read the report. Its all in there.
500 search and seizure warrants.
Hundreds of witnesses
U.S. Department of Justice
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THE SPECIAL COUNSEL S INVESTIGATION
On May 17, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein-then serving as Acting Attorney General for the Russia investigation following the recusal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 2, 2016-appointed the Special Counsel to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and related matters. Office of the Deputy Att'y Gen., Order No. 3915-2017,
Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters
May 17, 2017) ( Appointment Order ). Relying on the authority vested in the Acting Attorney General, including 28 U.S.C.
509, 510, and 515, the Acting Attorney General ordered the appointment of a Special Counsel in order to discharge [the Acting Attorney General's] responsibility to provide supervision and management of the Department of Justice, and to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Appointment Order (introduction). The Special Counsel, the Order stated, is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James B. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including: ' (i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and (ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and (iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R.
600.4(a). Appointment Order
b). Section 600.4 affords the Special Counsel the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel's investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses. 28 C.F.R.
600.4(a). The authority to investigate any matters that arose ... directly from the investigation, Appointment Order
b)(ii), covers similar crimes that may have occurred during the course of the FBI's confirmed investigation before the Special Counsel's appointment.
the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Order further provided, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters.
. Finally, the Acting Attorney General made applicable Sections 600.4 through 600.10 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
d). The Acting Attorney General further clarified the scope of the Special Counsel's investigatory authority in two subsequent memoranda. A memorandum dated August 2, 2017, explained that the Appointment Order had been worded categorically in order to permit its public release without confirming specific investigations involving specific individuals.
then confirmed that the Special Counsel had been authorized since his appointment to investigate allegations that three Trump campaign officials-Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and George Papadopoulos- committed a crime or crimes by colluding with Russian government officials with respect to the Russian government's efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The memorandum also confirmed the Special Counsel's authority to investigate certain other matters, including two additional sets of allegations involving Manafort (crimes arising from payments he received from the Ukrainian government and crimes arising from his receipt of loans
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Dfairlite
Well in fact that is part of the contention here.
Mueller said he couldn't nail down anything because the staff lied, destroyed evidence, deleted data pled the fifth and said they didn't remember.
Mueller said it was impossible to get a straight answer. That was early on in the report like page 18
but it also says in the introduction of volume II that prosecution could potentially preempt constitutional processes for addressing presidential misconduct.
Further, the Office learned that some of the individuals we interviewed or whose conduct we investigated-including some associated with the Trump Campaign---deleted relevant communications or communicated during the relevant period using applications that feature encryption or that do not provide for long-term retention of data or communications records.
Accordingly, while this report embodies factual and legal determinations that the Office believes to be accurate and complete to the greatest extent possible, given these identified gaps, the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the report.
Mueller said it was impossible to get a straight answer.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Willtell
How can one "obstruct justice" when there was no crime to be prosecuted of coming out of the final, unobstructed investigation? That seems about as logical as saying someone who claimed innocence when being checked for drug possession "resisted arrest" after discovery they had zero drugs on them.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: shooterbrody
It is absolutely ridiculous. At least half that paragraph was INVENTED by the individual in question, and quoted PLUS labeled as "Mueller said"
Damnit he said no such thing!
The falsehoods and intentionally misleading "water muddying" tactics being used is disgusting. I will make it my life's mission to call these liars out and expose them for what they are
Glad to see so many others here doing the same