Saturday June 6, 2020

Mueller time at last, but no smoking gun

The long-awaited report by Robert Mueller into alleged Russian ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is complete - and it’s already being dismissed as a damp squib

24th March, 2019
Donald Trump touches down in Florida on Friday: earliest indications are that the US president has emerged relatively unscathed from the Mueller report Pic: Getty

On May 17, 2017, acting US attorney general Rod Rosenstein issued Order No 3915-2017 authorising Robert Mueller, the former head of the FBI, to take over an investigation that the newly-fired FBI director James Comey instigated; namely, whether there were any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the election campaign of President Donald Trump.

Last Friday afternoon, Mueller completed his job as Special Counsel with the same lack of fanfare that characterised...

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