Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered the results of an investigation into possible collusion in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22, 2019, ending a two-year saga that, at times, pitted the president against his own Justice Department.
Since the investigation began in 2017, Mueller’s team of prosecutors has indicted or accepted plea deals from 35 people.
Here’s a list of who has been indicted or pleaded guilty:
Michael Cohen: Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax and bank fraud charges along with campaign finance violations. He accepted a plea deal in November for lying to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal.
Michael Flynn: Flynn – who was Trump’s national security adviser for just a few weeks, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Rick Gates: Gates was a business partner of Paul Manafort’s. He took a plea deal from Mueller on false statement and conspiracy charges.
Konstantin Kilimnik: Kilimnik is a business associate of Manafort and Gates. He was charged with obstruction of justice by witness tampering. He is in Russia now.
Paul Manafort: Manafort was, for a short but key period of time, Trump’s campaign chairman. He was indicted on 25 counts – mostly for his dealings with politicians from Ukraine. He was convicted on eight federal financial crimes, then struck a plea deal to avoid a second trial on other finance charges.
Sam Patten: Patten was a lobbyist who pleaded guilty for failing to register as a foreign agent. He worked with Ukraine politicians.
Richard Pinedo: Pinedo pleaded guilty to identity theft in connection with Muller’s indictment of 12 Russian nationals.
George Papadopoulos: A one-time, self-described policy adviser, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI. He was sentenced to 14 days in jail.
Roger Stone: Republican and longtime Trump adviser was indicted on seven counts including lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Alex van der Zwaan: Charged with lying to the FBI, Alex van der Zwaan is a London-based attorney. Van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies: The people and companies were included in indictments charging conspiracy and identity theft having to do with a Russian propaganda effort meant to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign. Twelve of the 13 nationals worked for the Internet Research Agency – believed to be a “Russian troll farm,” according to the indictment. The 13th person is the person who allegedly financed the IRA -- The other person indicted was companies involved are the Internet Research Agency, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
12 Russian GRU officers: These officers were charged with hacking the Democratic National Committee’s emails in 2016. The officers are members of the Russian military intelligence service.
So far, none of Trump’s associates have been charged with directly helping Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.
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