The report by Robert Mueller is in it, and while there is no concrete evidence that President Donald Trump conspired with Russia during his presidential campaign, there is no lack of shocking revelations.
Many of these revelations are not directly related to President Trump, but to the people around him, from his family to his government.
Van Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. avoid indictments due to their ignorance and Sarah Sanders admits she has given incorrect information to the press, to the money that Betsy DeVos & Brother had to Hillary Clinton & # 39; Get emails, here are the 15 most shocking revelations.
Sarah Sanders provides the press with false information
Secretary-General Sarah Sanders of the White House can be seen above with a press conference on 10 May 2017
The reasoning behind President Trump & # 39; s decision to fire James Comey was the focus of the White House press meeting on 10 May 2017.
Sarah Sanders told reporters present that the Ministry of Justice, President Trump and members of the congress on both sides of the aisle had lost faith in the FBI director.
Then she went one step further by saying: & # 39; (a) and most importantly, the level of the FBI had lost faith in their director. Accordingly, the President accepted the recommendation of his Deputy Attorney General to remove James Comey from his post. & # 39;
One reporter then commented that a & # 39; overwhelming majority & # 39; from Comey agents and called on the press secretary to note: & # 39; Look, we've heard from countless FBI members saying very different things. & # 39;
Sanders later admitted that her comment about speaking with & # 39; countless members & # 39; from the FBI a & # 39; slip of the tongue & # 39; and that the comment about the & # 39; regular FBI agents who lost their faith in Comey was unfounded and & # 39; made in the heat of the fight & # 39 ;.
She never got the press of this & # 39; slip of the tongue & # 39; informed or unfounded comment.
Donald Trump Jr. is a mouthpiece for WikiLeaks
Donald Trump Jr. received a message that reads: & # 39; Great to see you and your father talk about our publications. Strongly suggest that your dad tweets these link if he mentions us & # 39;
On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks sent Twitter a direct message to Donald Trump Jr. to & # 39; yours & # 39; to ask to share a message claiming that Hillary Clinton had advocated using a drone to focus on Julian Assange & # 39 ;.
Trump Jr. revealed that he had already done this and started talking more and more about WikiLeaks.
On October 12, he received another message that reads: & # 39; Great to see you and your father talk about our publications. Strongly suggest that your dad tweets these link if he mentions us. & # 39;
He was given the link to help with & # 39; peruse & # 39; of leaked e-mails, while being told that the organization had only released Podesta e-mails, Part 4, & # 39 ;.
Trump Jr. shared the link two days later.
President Trump starts the search for Hillary Clinton's emails
Several people were involved in finding 30,000 deleted Clinton emails, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon and adviser to President Kellyanne Conway
Subsequently candidate Trump asked those who are affiliated with his campaign to find the 30,000 deleted emails.
& # 39; Michael Flynn … recalled that Trump repeatedly made this request, and Flynn then contacted several people in an attempt to receive the emails. Barbara Ledeen and Peter Smith were one of the people who contacted Flynn, & # 39; explains the report.
Several people were quickly involved, including the former White House strategist Steve Bannon and the adviser to President Kellyanne Conway.
Ledeen and Smith often communicated about attempts to retrieve the emails, and Smith drafted several emails suggesting he was in contact with Russian hackers.
& # 39; (I) In such an & # 39; n email, Smith claimed that in August 2016 KLS Research had organized meetings with parties who had access to the deleted Clinton emails, including parties with ties and ties to Russia & # 39 ;, according to the report.
& # 39; The investigation did not show that Smith was in contact with Russian hackers or that Smith, Ledeen or other people in contact with the Trump campaign had finally received the deleted Clinton emails. & # 39;
Erik Prince finances the screening of emails from Hillary
When emails that might have come from Hillary Clinton still had to be checked, it was Betsy DeVos's brother who set up the money to have them investigated.
Barbara Ledeen, whose husband co-authored a book with General Michael Flynn, had emails she claimed came from the & # 39; dark web & # 39 ;.
A technical advisor was needed to verify the emails, and so Ledeen started to raise donations.
Erik Prince agreed to find the operation, which ultimately concluded that the emails were not real.
Manafort has lost millions
Former Donald Trump campaign president, Paul Manafort, can be seen at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July 2016
Paul Manafort did not have many job prospects when he came on board to work for the Trump campaign, and was convinced that taking a role & # 39; good for business & # 39; would be.
That was a reference to the $ 2 million he owed for the work he did for dubious employees in the country he was not paid for at the time.
He also hoped that his new job could help him get a visa for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, and that the man in turn would abandon a lawsuit against him.
And for reasons that are still somewhat unclear, Manafort kept Ukrainian political adviser Konstantin Kilimnik informed of all developments in the campaign and how Trump was at the polling station.
Robert Mueller is going out
& # 39; In October 2011, Mueller entered his family membership at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, in a letter saying that & # 39; we live in the district and notice that we cannot fully use the club & # 39; and that asked & # 39; whether we would be entitled to a refund of part of our initial membership contribution, "which was paid in 1994," the report records. Mueller can be seen above
President Trump wanted Mueller to leave in the days following his appointment and began casting out potential conflicts
He pointed out that & # 39; Mueller had interviewed for the position of the FBI Director & # 39 ;, that he had worked for a law firm that represented people who were affiliated with the President & # 39 ;, and that he had disputed disputes at a Trump golf club to which he belonged in Virginia.
That claim was played, although the reality of the situation showed a very different story.
& # 39; In October 2011, Mueller entered his family membership at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, in a letter saying that & # 39; we live in the district and notice that we cannot fully use the club & # 39; and that asked & # 39; whether we would be entitled to a refund of part of our initial membership contribution, "which was paid in 1994," the report records.
& # 39; Approximately two weeks later, the club's controller replied that the Muellers' resignation would take effect on October 31, 2011 and that & # 39; would be placed on a waiting list to be reimbursed on the basis of a first resignation that I had previously reimbursed & # 39;. & # 39;
Hope Hicks is on Putin
Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks can be seen on this photo from February 2018
Hope Hicks received a call from an unknown Russian man shortly after President Trump's victory on election night.
Not sure who it was, she instructed the person to send her an email, but she heard the words & # 39; Putin call & # 39 ;.
She received an email the following morning from Sergey Kuznetsov, an officer of the Russian embassy in the United States, with the subject & # 39; Message from Putin & # 39 ;.
The letter congratulated Trump and noted that he was looking forward to the two men working together, but Hicks was afraid to pass it on to her boss.
So she decided to email Jared Kushner instead with the question: & Can you investigate this? Don't be fooled, but don't want to cancel Putin! & # 39;
Kushner said the best way to do this would be to contact the ambassador, but could not remember his name.
That man was Sergey Kislyak and within a few days Kushner and General Flynn met him at Trump Tower to talk about setting up a safe border between President Trump and Putin.
President Trump is stunned
& # 39; O my God. This is awful. This is the end of my presidency. I'm afraid, & # 39; said President Trump as he sank into his chair. Trump was pictured above last month
Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel by Rod Rosenstein on 17 May 2017.
Notes taken at a meeting that day showed that when Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed President Trump about the news, he was less than enthusiastic about the appointment.
& # 39; O my God. This is awful. This is the end of my presidency. I'm afraid, & # 39; said President Trump as he sank into his chair.
& # 39; How could you make this happen, Jeff? & # 39;
President Trump then continued to complain about the news and told Sessions: "You had to protect me" and comment: "Everyone tells me that if you get one of these independent opinions, it will ruin your president."
Wise boys Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner can be seen above in a file photo of a book party in 2009
Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort prevented them from being accused of violating campaign financing law by not being smart enough to know that they were engaged in illegal activities.
In a summary of his findings from the infamous June 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya, Robert Mueller wrote that illegal activities were taking place, but the men who broke them were unaware of their illegal actions .
& # 39; Regarding the facts here, the government is unlikely to be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that participants in the June 9 meeting generally knew their behavior was unlawful & # 39 ;, says the report.
& # 39; The investigation did not provide any evidence that the participants in the meeting were aware of the prohibition on foreign contributions or the application of federal law to the relevant factual context. & # 39;
& # 39; Even if we assume that the promised & # 39; documents and information that would accuse Hillary & # 39; according to campaign financing law a & # 39; value, the government would face other challenges in obtaining and maintaining a conviction, Mueller wrote.
He then explained how reasonable doubt would make it difficult to condemn Don Jr. and Kushner.
& # 39; To prove that a defendant & # 39; knowingly, the government had to prove that the defendant was generally known that his conduct was illegal, Mueller wrote.
To close the reasons why no charges were to be pursued, Mueller broke off the potential difficulties in obtaining a conviction for the three campaign members.
"Moreover, in view of the unresolved legal questions about giving" documents and information "of the kind offered here, a campaign contribution was made, Trump Jr. could build up a de facto defense that he did not respond to the offer and June 9 believed meeting itself violated the law, & Mueller wrote.
& # 39; Given his less direct involvement in arranging the June 9 meeting, Kushner could probably build a similar defense. & # 39;
He then commented: & # 39; And although Manafort has experience with political campaigns, the Office has not developed any evidence to show that he had relevant knowledge of these legal issues. & # 39;
The Steele file lives on
The file prepared by former agent Christopher Steele (see above) claims that a compromise by President Trump was in the hands of powerful Russians, is supported by Mueller
The file prepared by former agent Christopher Steele, claiming that a compromise by President Trump was in the hands of powerful Russians, is supported by Mueller.
The nature of the tape is unknown, but in October 2016 Michael Cohen will receive a message from a Russian businessman named Giorgi Rtskhiladze.
& # 39; Stopped flow of tires from Russia stopped but not sure if there is anything else. So that you know, & # 39; partially explained that message.
According to rumors, these tapes are in the possession of people associated with the Russian conglomerate Crocus Group, which had helped the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Russia. & # 39;
Hacking in hours
On July 27, 2016, Trump appeared at a meeting where he stated: & # 39; Russia, if you listen, I hope you can find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you are likely to be greatly rewarded by our press. & # 39;
That was a reference to the emails stored on Clinton's server.
It took only five hours for GRU officers to turn to Clinton's personal office in an attempt to hack the system and receive the emails.
Seth Rich acquitted
The report states once and for all and without a doubt that the murdered DNC employee Seth Rich (photo) did not help with e-mails leaking
The report states once and for all and without a doubt that the murdered DNC employee did not help Seth Rich in leaking emails.
& # 39; From the summer of 2016, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks made a number of statements about Seth Rich, a former DNC employee who was murdered in July 2016 &, says the report.
& # 39; The statements about Rich falsely implied that he was the source of the stolen DNC emails. & # 39;
Nevertheless, Assange still used the boy's death to strongly recommend that he was the source of the leaked emails to the cryptic statements he made at the time.
& # 39; ANNOUNCEMENT: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US $ 20k reward for information leading to the murder of DNC employee Seth Rich & # 39 ;, tweeted the WikiLeaks account after his death.
And when asked about his interest in the murder, Assange said: & # 39; We are very interested in anything that could threaten alleged Wikileaks sources. & # 39;
Trump is silent
The Mueller team did not issue a summons to force President Trump to give an interview to the Special Counsel, as this would cause a & # 39; considerable delay & # 39; would have caused.
President Trump refused an oral interview and only provided written answers to the questions he was willing to answer.
& # 39; We also assessed that, based on the considerable amount of evidence we had already obtained from the President's actions and his public and private statements describing or explaining those actions, we had sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and make certain assessments without the president's testimony, & # 39; mentions the report.
Friends and frenemies
Trump and his former campaign leader Paul Manafort can be seen at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016
Mueller said evidence gathered indicates that Trump wanted to encourage his former campaign president, Paul Manafort, not to cooperate in the investigation.
There were also indications that supported the idea that Trump wanted Manafort to believe he could get a presidential grace.
& # 39; During Manafort's trial and during the jury's deliberations in his criminal trial, the President publicly praised Manafort, saying that Manafort was being treated unfairly and refused to exclude grace, & # 39; notes the report.
& # 39; After Manafort was convicted, the president called Manafort & # 39; a brave man & # 39; because he refused to & # 39; break & # 39; and said that & # 39; turn around & # 39; almost banned.
In contrast, he expressed & # 39; hostility & # 39; towards General Flynn after he learned that he was cooperating in the investigation.
& # 39; Our investigation found several acts of the president that were able to exert undue influence on law enforcement investigations, including investigations into disasters by Russia and obstructions & # 39 ;, the report reads.
& # 39; The incidents were often conducted through one-to-one conversations where the president wanted to use his official power outside the usual channels.
& # 39; These actions ranged from attempts to remove the Special Counsel and reverse the effect of the Attorney General's recusal; the attempt to use official power to limit the scope of the investigation; to direct and indirect contacts with witnesses who may influence their testimony. & # 39;
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