Robert Mueller charges Russians with 2016 election interference

February 14, 2018. My mother found this in the local paper and clipped it in honor of Patches. I hope it is also true for Admiral Janeway.
February 14, 2018. My mother found this in the local paper and clipped it in honor of Patches. I hope it is also true for Admiral Janeway.

Updates

  1. Originally published, February 18, 1:19 am.
  2. February 18, 1:42 pm:
    • Todd Ruger fleshes out coverage of Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russians for 2016 election interference with examples.[1] (James Comey)
  3. February 19, 4:36 pm:
    • According to unnamed sources, Richard Gates will soon plead guilty to charges brought by Robert Mueller.[2] (James Comey)
  4. February 20, 12:09 am:
    • The Washington Times points out that, in investigating Jared Kushner’s financial dealings with foreign investors, Robert Mueller would be crossing a ‘red line’ declared a while ago by Donald Trump.[3] And to think: Trump could have avoided much of this trouble simply by not firing James Comey. As my Mom, a retired veteran reporter, would tell you, it’s the cover-up that gets ’em.
  5. February 20, 8:50 pm:
    • The Supreme Court has not (yet) decided to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a federal court ruling temporarily blocking its plan to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.[4] (Unauthorized migration)

Muslim ban

The Supreme Court has previously allowed the full ban to take effect,[5] so apparently this ruling has little immediate effect.[6]

Ariane de Vogue, “Appeals court rules against latest Trump travel ban,” CNN, February 15, 2018, https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/politics/travel-ban-ruling/index.html


James Comey

When the intelligence community has previously leveled that charge [that Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election] in the past, it has offered only vague evidence, basically asking for the benefit of the doubt. That allowed skeptics of the intelligence agencies, as well as Trump and his allies, to cast doubt on the claims. Friday’s indictment contains far more detail, and while its contents are allegations, not claims proven in a court, they are bolstered by extensive documentary evidence, including emails and messages. Much of the material has been reported in various news outlets, but the indictment puts it all in one place for the first time.[7]

Spencer S. Hsu, “Judge lashes out at ‘unacceptable’ delays in setting trial of Manafort and Gates in Mueller probe,” Washington Post, February 14, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/judge-lashes-out-at-unacceptable-delays-in-setting-trial-of-manafort-and-gates-in-mueller-probe/2018/02/14/81cbc7c0-1102-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html

Morgan Chalfant and Olivia Beavers, “Five things to know about the Russian indictments,” Hill, February 16, 2018, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/374305-five-things-to-know-about-the-russian-indictments

David A. Graham, “What Mueller’s Indictment Reveals,” Atlantic, February 16, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/mueller-roadmap/553604/

Hill, “Mueller indicts 13 Russians for interfering in US election,” February 16, 2018, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/374233-russians-charged-with-interfering-in-us-elections

David Remnick, “Mueller’s Indictment Ends Trump’s Myth of the Russia ‘Hoax,’” New Yorker, February 16, 2018, https://www.newyorker.com/sections/news/muellers-indictments-end-trumps-myth-of-the-russia-hoax

Del Quentin Wilber and Aruna Viswanatha, “Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election,” Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/russians-charged-with-interfering-in-u-s-election-1518804495

Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray, “A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller,” CNN, February 17, 2018, http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/politics/rick-gates-plea-deal-mueller-russia-investigation/index.html

Todd Ruger, “Revealing Tales from the Election Interference Indictment,”Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, February 17, 2018, https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/revealing-tales-election-interference-indictment

David Willman, “Former Trump aide Richard Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say,” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-rick-gates-plea-deal-20180218-story.html

Victor Morton, “Mueller reportedly crossing Trump ‘red line,’ investigating Kushner’s business dealings,” Washington Times, February 19, 2018, https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/robert-mueller-investigating-jared-kushner-busines/


Unauthorized migration

Alexander Bolton, “GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures,” Hill, February 16, 2018, https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/374143-gop-looks-for-plan-b-after-failure-of-immigration-measures

Joseph P. Williams, “Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on DACA Appeal,” U.S. News and World Report, February 20, 2018, https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-02-20/supreme-court-doesnt-act-on-daca-appeal


Rob Porter

John T. Bennett, “Kelly Admits Missteps With White House Aides’ Clearances,” Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, February 16, 2018, https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/kelly-admits-missteps-white-house-aides-clearances/


  1. [1]Todd Ruger, “Revealing Tales from the Election Interference Indictment,”Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, February 17, 2018, https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/revealing-tales-election-interference-indictment
  2. [2]David Willman, “Former Trump aide Richard Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say,” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-rick-gates-plea-deal-20180218-story.html
  3. [3]Victor Morton, “Mueller reportedly crossing Trump ‘red line,’ investigating Kushner’s business dealings,” Washington Times, February 19, 2018, https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/robert-mueller-investigating-jared-kushner-busines/
  4. [4]Joseph P. Williams, “Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on DACA Appeal,” U.S. News and World Report, February 20, 2018, https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-02-20/supreme-court-doesnt-act-on-daca-appeal
  5. [5]Lydia Wheeler, “Supreme Court allows full Trump travel ban to take effect,” Hill, December 4, 2017, http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/363183-supreme-court-allows-full-trump-travel-ban-to-take-effect
  6. [6]Ariane de Vogue, “Appeals court rules against latest Trump travel ban,” CNN, February 15, 2018, https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/politics/travel-ban-ruling/index.html
  7. [7]David A. Graham, “What Mueller’s Indictment Reveals,” Atlantic, February 16, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/mueller-roadmap/553604/

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