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The 17 Known Trump-Related Investigations

by Axios | Updated on 12.17.18

For WIRED, Garrett M. Graff compiles the full list of 17 known investigations targeting President Trump’s world from various federal, state, and local prosecutors.

Be smart: The president should be worried after his Sunday tweet about "rats." There are known cooperators in almost every single one of these 17 open cases, from Michael Cohen to National Enquirer chief David Pecker to former Manafort aides Sam Patten and Rick Gates. 

Investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller:

  • Russian government’s election attack (the Internet Research Agency and GRU indictments) 
  • WikiLeaks
  • Middle Eastern influence: Potentially the biggest unseen aspect of Mueller’s investigation is his year-long pursuit of Middle Eastern influence targeting the Trump campaign.
  • Paul Manafort’s activity
  • Trump Tower Moscow project
  • Other campaign and transition contacts with Russia
  • Obstruction of justice

Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

  • Campaign conspiracy and Trump Organization finances
  • Inauguration funding
  • Trump super PAC funding
  • Foreign lobbying

Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia:

  • Maria Butina and the NRA

Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia:

  • Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, the alleged chief accountant of the Internet Research Agency who was indicted separately earlier this fall, charged with activity that went above and beyond the 2016 campaign. Why she was prosecuted separately remains a mystery.
  • Turkish influence: Michael Flynn’s plea agreement includes some details of the case, and he is cooperating with investigators.

Investigations by New York City, New York State and other state attorneys general:

  • Tax case: In the wake of an N.Y. Times investigation that found Trump had benefited from more than $400 million in tax schemes, city officials said they were investigating Trump’s tax payments, as did the New York State Tax Department. 
  • The Trump Foundation
  • Emoluments lawsuit: The attorneys general for Maryland and D.C. sent out subpoenas earlier this month for Trump Organization and hotel financial records relating to their lawsuit that the president is in breach of the "Emoluments Clause" of the Constitution, which appears to prohibit the president from accepting payments from foreign powers while in office.

And there's a mystery investigation from an unknown office:

  • Redacted Case #2: A second, redacted Flynn investigation could be one of the other investigations mentioned here. It could also represent another as-yet-unknown unfolding criminal case or could be a counterintelligence investigation that will never become public. 
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  • Marc
    12/17/2018
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    This was obvious from day one. He doesn’t care about governing, he only cares about making more money. And remember, republican voters put him in office, republicans control the executive and legislative branches of government and the Supreme Court is now conservative leaning, so it’s unbelievable how democrats could have caused any of this. Republicans own everything that is and isn’t happening

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  • Donna
    12/17/2018
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    This impressive list does appear, on its face, to indicate the 'Feds' are out to get djt. Have any of his supporters taken a step back and wondered why all these investigations have been undertaken? Could it possibly be because we have the most corrupt man in the White House, surrounded by a hand-picked mob of corrupt individuals? The FBI and local authorities hounded Al Capone for years. Was that a waste of time? Does anyone believe HE was a law-abiding, standup guy unfairly chased by 'The Feds'? Maybe trump is being investigated as a criminal because he is one, and has been for a long time. If he didn't want his illegal practices and attitude he could operate outside our Laws with impunity, he should have continued his lower-profile life in NY and stayed out of the limelight of the Presidency. He asked for this and has only himself to blame. Of course, we all know accepting responsibility for ANYTHING is not one of his strongest character traits.

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  • KansasTamale
    12/17/2018
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    Not sure where the Republicans have been, but it’s been obvious from before the election that this guy should NEVER HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. Trying to name all the horrible things from getting special dispensation to have aliens come in to work his properties so he didn’t have to pay a living wage, by hiring work done by contractors - then never paying them to 17 women coming forward to say he’d sexually abused them - including him saying it directly on tape, to not showing the Congress or the country his tax returns and Buddying with known criminals and Russians - WHY WASN ‘T HE NOT STOPPED FROM RUNNING IN THE FIRST PLACE. With ALL THE OBVIOUS OVERTURES TO DICTATORSHIPS - like asking Russia to find Hillary’s emails that had already been exonerated with 3 years of EXPENSIVE INVESTIGATION BY THE REPUBLICANS. THEN ASKING THE RUSSIANS TO MESS WITH THE ELECTIONS AND RUSSIA DID. DOES NOT SUPRISE ME IN THE LEAST. HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL, NOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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  • Cndrla
    12/18/2018
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    LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! ...........😂😂😂😂👍👍😂😂👍👏👏👏😂😂

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  • Thelma
    12/18/2018
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    The truth must come out. I am in favor of these investigations.

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  • Michael
    12/17/2018
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    Trump in an interview in 1998 said he’d run as a Republican because their the dumbest voters and he’d be on Fox and his numbers would be great and reading some of the trumpsters comments I completely agree with him, they are the dumbest voters out there.

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  • Ken
    12/17/2018
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    17 sounds real low. Are including acts against humanity.

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  • jeannerob150
    12/17/2018
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    Why is this crooked cretin our President? Have you ever noticed many of his nicknames refer to his own characteristics.

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  • John
    12/17/2018
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    Impeach 45. Put 45 on trial for his crimes. Send 45 to prison for life. Repeat with the spawn of 45. Repeat with the Cabinet of 45, current and past. Repeat with Repugnacants who support/enable 45.

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  • Brad
    12/17/2018
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    President Trump has demonstrated a complete disregard for the rule of law, American norms of decency, and his obligations under the Constitution to “faithfully execute the laws”. Before it is too late, he should be removed from office with the unanimous vote of the House and Senate. It is not about partisanship, but about preserving our democracy. Please exercise your duties as elected representatives of all of the people - white, black, Hispanic, Christian, Muslim or Jew, rich or poor - to remove him from office, prosecute him and his associates for high crimes and misdemeanors, money laundering, fraud, lying to Congress, the FBI and the American people, and probably treason. Donald Trump and his administration have betrayed the American people, and, we should all fear that if he is not removed from office soon, he may fabricate a crisis, declare Marshall law, arrest his “opponents”, and disenfranchise all those who oppose him (similar to many other authoritarian dictators like Putin) so that we “the People” no longer have the ability to remove or control him. A modern day “Kristallnacht” is not an improbable outcome as long as Donald Trump remains in power. Remember, this is the man who said, even before the 2016 election was over, that if he did not win, he might not accept the outcome of the election. This is the man who said the press is the enemy of the people. This is the man who has encouraged his supporters to beat up anyone who speaks against him. This is the man who has said he could shoot someone in Grand Central Station, and get away with it. This is a man who has lied repeatedly to the American voter, On important matters and irrelevant ones, and when it is shown by overwhelming evidence that his denials and statements have been knowingly false, his response has been, in effect, “oh well, who cares”. Enough. As a final note, please read an important book by Timothy Snyder entitled “The Road to Unfreedom”. If you have any doubts about the true threat that Putin and the Russian oligarchs pose to not only the United States but also Europe and the EU, Professor Snyder will persuade you otherwise. There is a cyberwar going on, a war of misinformation, that those of us who love freedom and truth are losing. Mr. Trump and his associates are knee deep in and acting in concert with Mr. Putin and his government - the goal is to destroy the institutions that support freedom and democracy. Please stand up with honest, hard working Americans and other leaders of democracies to stop them. Each of you is in a unique position to stand together against these forces. I pray that you will.

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  • Mancos
    12/18/2018
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    I just can’t believe that the GOP is silent regarding the preponderance of evidence that this administration is thoroughly corrupt! This attack on the FBI and our own intelligence is frightening.

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  • Robert
    12/17/2018
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    People on the left and the right have been going after President Trump since he decided to run for office, at least those with minimal education and commonsense have been smart enough to see the real Trump before he became president.

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  • Azrael
    12/18/2018
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    About time someone held him accountable How many small business people did he hurt? No one cared No one helped them

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  • JTJ
    12/18/2018
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    Countable will never list Trumps accomplishments.

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  • Eunice
    12/17/2018
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    All of these investigations have their root in the efforts of Hillary Clinton and her masters to over-throw the legally elected president of America and to prevent investigations into the pervasive corruption of our government by the Obama, Clinton and Bush administrations. These people have committed treason and sedition as well as mass murder through unlawful aggression perpetrated on several countries, as well as being responsible for regime change in numerous countries. Trump’s administration is attempting to stop the crimes committed in our country and around the world, returning our nation to Constitutional government and the moral foundation it was built upon. MAGA!!

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  • Lionman
    12/17/2018
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    I feel like these are accentuated by the choice of our Administration to not divest themselves of their business dealings while in office. Had that been done, there would likely be far fewer questions, fear, uncertainty and doubt about the motives of our President and his advisors.

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  • Dara
    12/17/2018
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    The habitual whoring lying bully is a crook. We’re way past witch hunt. The investigations must go forward, indictments filed where warranted, and prosecutions enforced.

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  • Nathan
    12/18/2018
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    Yet the crook is still in office and the GOP loves dear leader. We patriots will NEVER forget.

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  • Sandra
    12/18/2018
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    This mans "road to the White House" has been one of crime and debauchery....there's no doubt about that and NO man should be "above the law"...ESPECIALLY not our "Commander in Chief".

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  • Justin
    12/17/2018
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    Are you sure it’s only 17 ? Trump likes the most the best ,huge !

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