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Who's Who in the Russia Investigation: Robert S. Mueller, III

by Countable | 10.30.17

Countable Explains: Who's Who in the Russia Investigation

Robert S. Mueller, III


Special Counsel

Previous role:

FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, 2001-2013


"I’ve always loved investigations"

Mueller in a 2008 profile

Key dates:

The Trump Tower Meeting

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)

  • a translator

  • 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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