Special Council Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collaboration between Russia and the Trump campaign ended with the final report submitted to the Justice Department on Friday. In a letter released on Sunday, Advocate General Barr publicly revealed "the main conclusions" and more about the investigation.
Just months after President Trump was inaugurated, Mueller was appointed to the special council office in May, 17, 2017. It lasted almost two years – 675 days, or a year, 10 months and six days, to be exact.
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The purpose of the investigation was to determine whether Trump and his campaign illegally worked with Russia to hover the 201
The president on Sunday responded to Mueller's report in two different ways. Trump called the journalists and called the survey "an illegal takedown that failed."
He also tweeted: "No collision, no obstacle, complete and total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!" It was Trumps 78th tweet about the probe, except for retweets.
A total of 19 lawyers worked 19459005 with the special council office at some point during the nearly two-year probe, which between May 2017 and September 2018 spent $ 25.2 million. Of this, $ 12.3 million was direct expenditure, while $ 12.9 million was spent on "indirect" component expenditure for the Justice Department.
The Special Council's office has said that the indirect costs do not correspond to additional taxpayers' expenses, as these resources – especially staff, such as FBI employees or other agencies, would have been devoted to other cases, if there was no specific advice.
During the investigation, 42 persons were interviewed by Mueller or his team at least and 34 persons – in addition to 3 companies – have either been charged or guilty in connection with the probe.
Of 34, 6 were former advisors or co-workers of Trump, while 2 was not considered Trump Advisor or Associate. has been charged.
Mueller's office worked with a team of "about 40 FBI agents, intelligence officials, forensic auditors and other professional staff " during the investigation
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Ultimately special council office "more than 2,800 announcements, performed almost 500 search options, received more than issued 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses, "according to Barr's letter.
On Friday night, Mueller sent his report to Barr, marking the end of the politically explosive probe and the beginning of a new battle for its contents and implications.