Essentially the most placing of those could also be a listing, virtually utterly redacted, of 14 cases of “potential prison exercise” the particular counsel says it uncovered and handed over to different places of work throughout the DOJ and specifically to the FBI, as a result of it decided that the crimes concerned had been “exterior the scope” of the particular counsel’s mandate.
Out of the 14 potential crimes for which Mueller uncovered proof, solely two have up to now been made public. Which means 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:
In the course of the course of the investigation, the Workplace periodically recognized proof of potential prison exercise that was exterior the scope of the Particular Counsel’s jurisdiction established by the Performing Lawyer Normal. After session with the Workplace of the Deputy Lawyer Normal, the Workplace referred that proof to acceptable legislation enforcement authorities, principally different elements of the Division of Justice and the FBI. These referrals, listed alphabetically by topic, are summarized beneath.
It is a tantalizing thriller, made all of the extra so by the truth that the 2 probes which have up to now been made public have focused two of probably the most high-profile people to be caught up within the particular counsel’s internet: Trump’s longtime private fixer and legal professional, 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 checklist. “In the course of 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. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Southern District of New York and the FBI’s New York Subject Workplace,” wrote the particular counsel.
Craig’s case is No. 5 on the checklist. “In the course of 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 concerning the nature of previous lobbying work he did for the federal government of Ukraine. He pleaded not responsible to the costs and is predicted to face trial later this 12 months.