You have not heard a lot from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia Collusion Team in the run-up to the 2016 midterm elections.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
- Special Counsel Robert Mueller has stayed quiet ahead of the midterms, seemingly in observation of an unofficial Justice Department policy limiting major actions in politically-charged investigations before of elections.
- But Mueller has worked quietly behind the scenes, conducting interviews with associates of Trump confidant Roger Stone. Former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen have also been cooperating with Mueller’s team as part of plea agreements.
- If Mueller has any indictments in the works, it is widely expected he will file them sooner rather than later.
Whether intentional or not, Robert Mueller has honored an unofficial Justice Department policy that limits major actions in political investigations 60 days before an election.
But as Mueller and his team of prosecutors have worked behind the scenes on investigations of Trump associates, numerous clues about the probe have emerged through witnesses and attorneys who have shared insight from the investigation with reporters.
It seems that Mr. Mueller is paying homage to the Justice Department policy of not making major moves just before an election. Does that mean nothing has been going on? Far from it. The special counsel team has been quite active behind the scenes. Here is what has been dug out of the weeds so far.
The smoke signals have generated speculation that, if Mueller plans to issue indictments in his investigation, they will be handed down within days or weeks. There have also been reports that Mueller will submit a report on the investigation to the Justice Department by the end of the year.
If Mueller makes a major move in the near future, it will likely revolve around these areas
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