by Countable | 10.30.17
FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, 2001-2013
"I’ve always loved investigations"
— Mueller in a 2008 profile
May 17: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps Mueller to serve as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election
Early August 2017: Mueller impanels a grand jury, which gives him the ability to issue subpoenas, gather on-the-record witness testimonies, and, if evidence of criminality is found, seek indictments.
August 2017: the grand jury issues subpoenas to various people involved in the Trump campaign-Russian meeting held on June 9, 2016, at Trump Tower.
After a series of reports and investigations, it’ll ultimately be revealed that there were at least eight people in the June 9, 2016, meeting.
Attending on behalf of the Trump administration were: Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.
Also in attendance:
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya
Robert Goldstone, a music publicist who worked on the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Russia
Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist
Ike Kaveladze, a senior vice president at Crocus Group, the real estate development company founded by the Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov. (Agalarov initiated the Trump Tower meeting)
August 11, 2017: Russian-born lobbyist and former Soviet Officer, Rinat Akhmetshin, testifies under oath for several hours as a participant in the meeting.
August 28: Mueller uses the grand jury to issue a subpoena to Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
September 15, 2017: Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, meets with the grand jury and testifies under oath for over two hours about his boss.
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