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Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. electionHere is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow. 2017 May 17 - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and to look into any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and people associated with Republican Trump's campaign.

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Factbox: Who did not face charges in Mueller's probe?

Factbox: Who did not face charges in Mueller's probe?Mueller handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential election to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who will decide how much of it to make public. Trump has repeatedly called Muellers investigation a "witch hunt" and denies any collusion with Russia.

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Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe

Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probeIn this rare public appearance in May 2017, Mueller did not bring up President Donald Trump or the investigation, but offered a clear message stressing the importance of honesty and integrity. "You could be smart, aggressive, articulate, indeed persuasive, but if you are not honest, your reputation will suffer," Mueller said. The saying goes: If you have integrity, nothing else matters, and if you do not have integrity, nothing else matters." On Friday, Mueller handed in the long-awaited report on his investigation.

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Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and RussiaTrump and Moscow have denied any collusion. Mueller handed in the keenly awaited report on his probe, the Justice Department said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States and damage the Republican Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

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Explainer: How much of the Mueller report must U.S. attorney general disclose?

Explainer: How much of the Mueller report must U.S. attorney general disclose?Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted the report on his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, Attorney General William Barr must decide how much of the document - if any - to make public. Justice Department regulations governing special counsels adopted in 1999 give Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official, broad discretion in deciding how much to release to Congress and the public. Barr, in his January Senate confirmation hearings after being nominated by Trump, promised to "provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law" - a pledge that still gives him a lot of wiggle room.

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Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller reportThe closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. The special counsel on Friday submitted his confidential report on the investigation to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who must decide on how much of it to make public.

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Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller report

Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller reportIn addition to this notification, the Special Counsel regulations require that I provide you with "a description and explanation of instances (if any) in which the Attorney General" or acting Attorney General "concluded that a proposed action by a Special Counsel was so inappropriate or unwarranted under established Departmental practices that it should not be pursued." 28 C.F.R. 600.9(a)(3). There were no such instances during the Special Counsel's investigation.

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Trump-Russia report handed in, U.S. lawmakers seek rapid release

Trump-Russia report handed in, U.S. lawmakers seek rapid releaseAttorney General William Barr, who received the report from the former FBI director on Friday, told U.S. lawmakers he may be able to inform them of Mueller's "principal conclusions as soon as this weekend." Under Justice Department regulations, Barr is empowered to decide how much to disclose publicly. The big question is whether the report contains allegations of wrongdoing by Trump or exonerates him. Mueller investigated whether Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow to try to influence the election and whether the Republican president later unlawfully tried to obstruct his investigation.

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Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probeU.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States and damage the Republican Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Russia denies it. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction of justice.

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Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probeSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies. Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official, in May 2017 appointed Mueller to look into Russian interference, whether members of Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow officials and whether the Republican president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Mueller has charged 34 people and three companies.

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