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.
Written by Countable
Thank you, Mr Robert Mueller. For your service to the American people. You are a brave man, and have our respect.
I support Robert Mueller and his investigations.
Thank you Mr. Mueller for your hard work and focus. I love the way you are working with New York’s Attorney General so that you can block loopholes for trump to use. I pray you can save America.