Donald Trump and implicated in a range of crimes.’ data-reactid=”6″>The conclusion of Mr Mueller’s probe comes amid a particularly polarising period in American politics, with the nation enraptured with the slow drip of details that have emerged from the investigation and painted an alarming portrait of a vast network of individuals connected to Donald Trump and implicated in a range of crimes.
Rod Rosenstein. The appointment comes just over a week after Mr Trump fires former FBI Director James Comey for, among other things, investigating his campaign’s connection to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.’ data-reactid=”10″>17 May 2017 — Mr Mueller is appointed to as special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The appointment comes just over a week after Mr Trump fires former FBI Director James Comey for, among other things, investigating his campaign’s connection to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
14 June 2017 — The special counsel investigation, started primarily to investigate Russian meddling in 2016, widens to include whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.
Paul Manafort, who was Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign manager.’ data-reactid=”15″>26 July 2017 — Federal investigators raid the home of Paul Manafort, who was Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign manager.
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25 January 2019 — Mr Stone is arrested at his home in Florida, and faces federal charges.
15 February 2019 — Mr Mueller’s team recommends 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison for Manafort’s crimes.
22 February 2019 — The judge overseeing Mr Stone’s case issues a full gag order after he posts a photo on social media that includes the judge’s photo and a crosshair symbol.
23 February 2019 — Mr Mueller’s team files a sentencing memo for Manafort, calling him a “hardened“ criminal who “brazenly” broke the law for decades before he was caught.
7 February 2019 — Manafort is sentenced to just under four years in prison for his crimes prosecuted in Virginia, far less than the recommendation Mr Mueller submitted.
14 March 2019 — Manafort receives an additional 43 months on his sentence for his crimes charged in Washington, bring his total prison time to 7.5 years.