President Trump Tuesday morning threatened to file lawsuits against Robert Mueller and all who were involved in the investigation of the Mueller Report. Trump also accused federal prosecutors of “forging documents to the FISA Court.” Even though the Mueller investigation ended in 2019, President Trump is still infuriated over it.
Trump stated on Twitter, that they were “Mueller prosecutors and that the whole investigation was “illegally set up.” Trump continued that anything “tainted by lying should be thrown out” including “Mueller’s statement to Congress.”
….badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out. Even Mueller’s statement to Congress that he did not see me to become the FBI Director (again), has been proven false. The whole deal was a total SCAM. If I wasn’t President, I’d be suing everyone all over the place…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2020
Former special counsel Robert Mueller had led the 22-month-long investigation on President Trump and allegations in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election. The 448-page report accused Russia of damaging Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign to help boost Trump’s chances of becoming president.
Glavset, an internet research agency based in Saint Petersburg, Russia hired thousands of employees to make fake social media accounts. The trolls tried damaging Clinton’s creditability and tried to sway supporters to vote for Trump. Glavset which is known as a troll farm has Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov listed as general director of the company.
As a result of the Mueller Report, Trump’s longtime associate, Roger Stone, will be sentenced on Thursday. Stone was convicted on seven charges of obstruction, including lying to Congress and witness tampering. The four Assistant US Attorneys who prosecuted Stone are seeking up to ten years in prison for his role. All four Assistant US Attorneys who prosecuted Stone have resigned from the case since his conviction.
There have also been other convictions as a result of Mueller’s investigation include Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Manafort received seven and a half years in prison for one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account, five counts of tax fraud, and two counts of bank fraud.
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for President Trump pleaded guilty to multiple financial crimes and lying to Congress about working on the Trump Tower Moscow project. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $10,000.
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 12 days in prison and fined $7,500 as a result of the Mueller investigation. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI about his involvement with Russia.
Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan who worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a New York-based international law firm also pleaded guilty for lying to investigators regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign. Van der Zwaan served 30 days in prison, was fined $20,000 and was deported to the Netherlands.
Also convicted as a result of the Mueller Report was Republican lobbyist Sam Patten, who pleaded guilty for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Richard Pinedo of California pleaded guilty to identity theft involving Russian hackers and received and six months in prison for his part.