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Mueller Investigation to End Soon:The End of Investigating the POTUS

Updated on January 1, 2019
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Robert Mueller

Robert Swan Mueller III is the American attorney that is currently head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Mueller is well known for being director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013.
Robert Swan Mueller III is the American attorney that is currently head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Mueller is well known for being director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013.

The Investigation Drags On

Eventually the long-winded Robert S. Mueller investigation will end. It has been repeatedly reported for over a year that the special council investigation is close to being over. Now we have grown a tolerance to this type of reporting. All of these stories have been wrong because, well, we’re all guessing. One thing the Mueller investigative team has been good at (besides indicting people) is keeping the investigation air tight. There are no leaks in sight that suggest a timeline for the end of the investigation.

The worst possible sources for news of the investigation are the 17 lawyer investigative team themselves. Or perhaps you would like to refer to them as the “17 Angry Democrats” as Trump has with his Twitter fame. The man who speaks for Mueller, Peter Carr, rarely gives reporters any meat to go off.

We live in a universe where Republicans demand that the investigation come to halt while Democrats are still curious as to who will have their name on the next indictment. The four-year Ken Star investigation into Bill Clinton was years longer, but Republicans fail to remember that. Due to all of the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Mueller probe, it shouldn't be a surprise that the investigation has lasted as long as it has. It’s not just reporters that have made inaccurate predictions about the end of the investigation. Trump’s legal team has also come to wrongly guess the end date.

Republican School of Thought

As Special Counsel Mueller moves forward with no end in sight, Republicans increasing question the investigation as a so called “witch hunt.” Many in this group are downplaying any of the prosecutions that have taken place. Each of 36 indictments that were carried out can be seen in the table below.

Many believe that since the Democrats called for the firing of James Comey during the investigation of Hillary Clinton, that the starting of this investigation was not valid.

36 Charges in the Mueller Probe

Cu. Indictments
Person Named
1
George Papadopoulos
2
Paul Manafort
3
Rick Gates
4
Michael Flynn
5-17
13 Russian nationals
18-20
3 Russian companies
21
Richard Pinedo
22
Alex van der Zwaan
23
Konstantin Kilimnik
24-35
12 Russian GRU officers
36
Michael Cohen
This table shows each indictments that occurred as a result of the Mueller investigation.

The Latest Report of an End Date

A recent report by NBC claims that the Mueller probe is set to end as early as mid-February. We’ve heard this story time again. Ken Star has been vocal that he is not so sure the investigation is ready to halt. Star says the report is optimistic and then brings up the fact that the president has not been interviewed in person about the investigation which the president himself has been implicated in. A process may need to take place to subpoena the president, so Mueller can follow up with questioning.

We'll have to wait and see if NBC's contacts are correct or see if Mueller takes the case in another direction. All we can do now is wait until February.

References

Farhi, P. (2018, December 26). Analysis: The end of the Mueller investigation is near! No, really. Anytime now. Retrieved December 26, 2018, from https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/analysis-the-end-of-the-mueller-investigation-is-near-no-really-any-time-now/ar-BBRstMs

Prokop, A. (2018, November 29). All of Robert Mueller's indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far. Retrieved December 26, 2018, from https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/20/17031772/mueller-indictments-grand-jury

Cohen, M. (2018, January 05). Trump-Russia investigation, from the start. Retrieved December 26, 2018, from https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/politics/trump-russia-investigation-documentary/index.html

Ken Starr: Reports Mueller Probe Could End by Mid-February Are 'Little Bit Optimistic'. (2018, December 21). Retrieved December 27, 2018, from http://insider.foxnews.com/amp/article/64562

© 2018 James Smith

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    • THEAMAZINGJAMES profile imageAUTHOR

      James Smith 

      17 months ago from United States

      It is surreal. Like when you read a Twitter storm from Trump. It’s so odd to think that all these tweets all being stored in some form in the National Archive. He still has the opportunity to do good things and that’s the only way he will be able to keep everyone off his back.

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      ptosis 

      17 months ago from Arizona

      How can it ever halt if Donnie keeps witness tampering via twitter every freakin' day? Dangling pardons in front of Manafort and having Cohen as a co-defendent lawyer's get info exchange when already pleaded out. It's just a tsunami of continuing criminal behavior each new day.

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