Documents Reveal Mueller Probe Went Well Beyond Original Mission to Find Russian Collusion

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2020
From The Right
National Security, Mueller investigation, Russia probe, Trump campaign

Newly-released portions of a Justice Department memo show then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized Robert Mueller to take the Russia probe beyond its original scope.

Rosenstein's first directive to Mueller in a May 2017 memo instructed Mueller to investigate links between the Russian government and people associated with the Trump campaign.

But in August, Rosenstein broadened the scope and issued a second memo authorizing Mueller to investigate certain people in relation to possible crimes apart from the Russia probe, including campaign manager Paul Manafort, former National Security Adviser Michael...

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