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PoliticsKey numbers to know for Mueller's testimony

16:10  22 july  2019
16:10  22 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will soon retake the national spotlight as he testifies publicly before Congress about his investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.

Mueller, who remained quiet throughout his investigation, will be grilled by members of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday about the findings laid out in his lengthy report.

Given Mueller's insistence that he will speak only about matters within the four corners of his report, Democrats are expected to focus heavily on the details in his document including the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia and the evidence of potential obstruction of justice Mueller lays out.

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Mueller ' s potential testimony appears less likely in the Senate, though Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Friday wrote to Mueller to offer him the opportunity to testify before the panel about any misrepresentation by Barr of their phone call. Graham had otherwise shut the door on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller ’ s testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he’s even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel’s appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for : Mueller finally speaking out

Key numbers to know for Mueller's testimony© Tom Williams Image: Senate Judiciary Committee

Here are some key statistics from Mueller's report as Washington braces for his public testimony:

2: Mueller's report is broken into two volumes: the first details Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, while the second provides an exhaustive account of possible episodes of obstruction of justice by President Trump as examined by the special counsel.

4: Attorney General William Barr restricted four categories of information from the public version of Mueller's report, including grand jury material, sensitive intelligence information, details of ongoing investigations, and information that could infringe on the privacy of "peripheral third parties."

Trump renews Mueller attacks days before testimony

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WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller ’ s testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he’s even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel’s appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for : Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public

WASHINGTON — Robert S . Mueller III, the former special counsel, has agreed to testify in public before Congress next month about his investigation into Russia’ s election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, House Democrats announced on Tuesday night.

6: The special counsel charged six Trump associates in the course of his investigation with false statements, financial crimes and other offenses. All of them eventually entered guilty pleas save for longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, who will go to trial in November.

7: Mueller obtained seven guilty pleas during the course of his investigation, including key figures like former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and former Trump campaign officials Rick Gates and Paul Manafort. The list also includes some fringe figures, such as Richard Pinedo, a California man who admitted to committing identity fraud in connection with the Russian troll farm case.

9: Mueller's first and only public remarks about his investigation's findings in late May lasted roughly 9 minutes.

11: Mueller examined 11 episodes in which Trump may have obstructed the FBI's original investigation into Russian interference or the special counsel's investigation itself. One episode that has attracted particular scrutiny was the president's attempts to have then-White House counsel Don McGahn remove Mueller as special counsel.

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WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller ' s testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for : Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public

Mueller declined to review the explosive March 24 letter in which Barr said there was not enough evidence to charge Trump with collusion or obstruction of justice. Barr declined to say if the White House has seen the Mueller report. At some points in the testimony , the story was in what wasn’t said.

13: Mueller made 13 requests to foreign governments under mutual legal assistance treaties, deals in which two countries agree to share evidence and relevant information tied to criminal and other related matters.

14: Mueller uncovered other possible criminal activity outside the scope of his original mandate and referred 14 such instances to other Justice Department offices for investigation. Two of those are known - the investigations that spurred charges against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Obama-era White House counsel Greg Craig - but the rest remain redacted in the public report.

19: Mueller assembled a team that included 19 prosecutors at the high point of his investigation. Five of the prosecutors, including Mueller, joined the special counsel's office from the private sector and 14 were on detail from the Justice Department.

22: Mueller began his Russia investigation in spring 2017, after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him special counsel on May 17 and shortly following Trump's decision to fire James Comey as FBI director. Mueller submitted his final report to Barr about 22 months later, on March 22.

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When the Mueller investigation came to a close last month, Trump lauded the report, repeating ad nauseam that the report concluded “total vindication Trump is obviously spurred on by the fear that Robert Mueller ’ s possible testimony before Congress will contradict at least some of what Attorney

Democrats have demanded that Graham bring in Mueller to testify himself, arguing that Mueller ' s March 27 letter shows Barr mischaracterized the special Individuals can provide testimony to a committee in a number of different ways." Indeed, a witness can provide written testimony , meet with

37: Mueller charged 37 individuals and entities throughout his investigation, including 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for their role in powering a St. Petersburg troll farm that spread disinformation and 12 Russian intelligence officers for conducting cyberattacks against Democrats and electoral infrastructure.

40: The FBI assigned 40 officials to work alongside Mueller's investigators, a group that included agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, a paralegal, and other professional staff.

48: Mueller's investigation examined at least 48 contacts between Trump campaign officials, advisers or associates and individuals linked to the Kremlin or otherwise connected to Russia's interference effort.

50: The special counsel's office obtained nearly 50 orders authorizing the use of pen registers, devices that record the phone numbers called from a particular phone line.

230: The investigators obtained over 230 communications records orders through a federal statute.

448: Mueller's lengthy report spans 448 pages, including two nearly 200-page volumes and a number of appendices.

500: The investigative team interviewed approximately 500 witnesses as part of its investigation, of which 80 witnesses testified before the grand jury. The special counsel's office also conducted nearly 500 search-and-seizure warrants.

2,800: Mueller's grand jury in Washington, D.C. issued over 2,800 subpoenas.

25 million: The final total cost of Mueller's investigation remains unknown, but its expenditures totaled just over $25 million through September of last year.

Mueller testimony drew almost 13 million U.S. TV viewers.
Mueller testimony drew almost 13 million U.S. TV viewers

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