The order came as the F. Wray, announced on Friday that the bureau would conduct an internal review of the investigation into Mr. The moves were the latest twists in a bizarre legal and political drama that has enveloped the prosecution of Mr. Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to F. Sklansky , a Stanford professor of criminal law. Trump and his supporters. This month, at Attorney General William P. Sullivan, to drop the matter , using as justification a disputed legal theory that Mr.
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The move is the latest in a series that the department, under Attorney General William P. The case against Mr. Flynn for lying to the F. Mueller III. It had become a political cause for Mr. Trump and his supporters, and the president had signaled that he was considering a pardon once Mr. Flynn was sentenced. But Mr.
The Special Counsel investigation was an investigation of Russian interference in the United States elections , alleged links between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump, conducted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller from May to March It was also called the Russia investigation , the Mueller probe , and the Mueller investigation. The Report did not reach a conclusion about possible obstruction of justice, citing a Justice Department guideline that prohibits the federal indictment of a sitting president. Attorneys at that point meant that he would need to appoint someone else.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated congressional testimony about his investigation into Russian interference in the election is happening Wednesday after nearly two years of silence. President Donald Trump repeatedly has called for the Justice Department to launch investigations into "corruption" at the FBI, "illegal surveillance" of his presidential campaign, and the "phony" and "corrupt dossier," which he still insists started the federal probe of contacts between Russia n operatives and his associates. The following is an extensive account of the federal counterintelligence probe, laid out in a detailed timeline. This timeline is based on publicly-released FBI documents, congressional records and testimony, court filings, and certain media reports confirmed to ABC News by sources with knowledge of the matter. It will be updated as new information becomes available. He has since said his communications were innocent and has denied relaying any sensitive or private information to the accused spy.