Probably the most placing of those could also be an inventory, nearly utterly redacted, of 14 situations of “potential legal exercise” the particular counsel says it uncovered and handed over to different workplaces throughout the DOJ and specifically to the FBI, as a result of it decided that the crimes concerned have been “exterior the scope” of the particular counsel’s mandate.
Out of the 14 potential crimes for which Mueller uncovered proof, solely two have to date been made public. Meaning there are nonetheless 12 investigations that arose from the particular counsel’s probe about which the general public is aware of nothing.
This is how the particular counsel describes them:
Throughout the course of the investigation, the Workplace periodically recognized proof of potential legal exercise that was exterior the scope of the Particular Counsel’s jurisdiction established by the Appearing Legal professional Normal. After session with the Workplace of the Deputy Legal professional Normal, the Workplace referred that proof to applicable regulation enforcement authorities, principally different elements of the Division of Justice and the FBI. These referrals, listed alphabetically by topic, are summarized under.
It is a tantalizing thriller, made all of the extra so by the truth that the 2 probes which have to date been made public have focused two of essentially the most high-profile people to be caught up within the particular counsel’s net: Trump’s longtime private fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the previous White Home counsel to President Barack Obama, Greg Craig.
The invention of Cohen’s potential crimes is the second merchandise on the 14-item record. “Throughout the course of the investigation, the Particular Counsel’s Workplace uncovered proof of potential wire fraud and [Federal Election Campaign Act] violations pertaining to Michael Cohen. That proof was referred to the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the Southern District of New York and the FBI’s New York Area Workplace,” wrote the particular counsel.
Craig’s case is No. 5 on the record. “Throughout the course of the [Foreign Agents Registration Act] investigation of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, the Particular Counsel’s Workplace uncovered proof of potential FARA violations pertaining to Gregory Craig, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden), and their work on behalf of the federal government of Ukraine,” the report stated.
Craig was indicted earlier this month on two counts of mendacity to federal investigators in regards to the nature of previous lobbying work he did for the federal government of Ukraine. He pleaded not responsible to the fees and is predicted to face trial later this yr.