Trump’s team

Who is under

investigation

and why?

Trump’s team

Who is under investigation and why?

Trump’s team

Who is under investigation and why?

On Oct. 30, three former officials from President Trump’s campaign were charged in relation to the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Different members of Trump’s team are under scrutiny in the probe into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs. Here’s what we know about who is being investigated and why:

George Papadopoulos

False statements (guilty plea)

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Paul Manafort

False statements (charged)

Financial dealings (charged)

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Rick Gates

False statements (charged)

Financial dealings (charged)

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

President Trump

Obstruction of justice (under scrutiny)

Donald Trump Jr.

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Jared Kushner

Financial dealings

(under scrutiny)

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Carter Page

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Michael Flynn

False statements

(under scrutiny)

Financial dealings

(under scrutiny)

Ties to Russia (under scrutiny)

Pleaded guilty

Charged

Under scrutiny

Obstruction

of Justice

False

statements

Financial

dealings

Ties to

Russia

Whether Trump obstructed justice in the probe of Flynn, leading up to the firing of Comey.

Allegations that Trump aides or advisers made false statements in disclosure documents or lied to federal agents.

 

Federal investigators are looking into financial dealings of some of the members of Trump’s team.

The investigation is looking into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

 

 

George Papadopoulos

Paul Manafort

Rick Gates

President Trump

Donald Trump Jr.

Jared Kushner

Carter Page

Michael Flynn

Pleaded guilty

Charged

Under scrutiny

Obstruction

of Justice

False

statements

Financial

dealings

Ties to

Russia

Whether Trump obstructed justice in the probe of Flynn, leading up to the firing of Comey.

Allegations that Trump aides or advisers made false statements in disclosure documents or lied to federal agents.

 

Federal investigators are looking into financial dealings of some of the members of Trump’s team.

The investigation is looking into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

George Papadopoulos

Paul Manafort

Rick Gates

President Trump

Donald Trump Jr.

Jared Kushner

Carter Page

Michael Flynn

George Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making a false statement to FBI investigators who asked about his contacts with a foreigner who claimed to have high-level Russian connections, investigators said on Oct. 30. He has been cooperating with investigators for three months, according to a court filing, and has met with the government on “numerous occasions to provide information and answer questions.”

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Making a false statement to FBI investigators (pleaded guilty)

Paul Manafort

A political consultant and lobbyist and former Trump campaign chairman, Manafort was charged in a 12-count indictment on Oct. 30 that focused on his work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine. Manafort has pled not guilty to the charges, which focus on his work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine.

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Conspiracy against the United States
Conspiracy to launder money
Failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014 (four counts)
Failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2013 (three counts)
Unregistered agent of a foreign principal
False and misleading FARA statements
False statements

Rick Gates

Gates has been Manafort’s business associate since 2006 and has helped lead a nonprofit called America First Policies to bolster Trump’s agenda. Gates was charged in the special counsel’s 12-count indictment with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements and other charges. Gates has pled not guilty to the charges, which focus on his work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine.

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Conspiracy against the United States
Conspiracy to launder money
Failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014 (four counts)
Failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2013 (three counts)
Unregistered agent of a foreign principal
False and misleading FARA statements
False statements

President Trump

Investigators will be looking into Trump’s discussions with Comey or meetings between his advisers and Russian officials. They will also focus on whether he attempted to obstruct justice in his discussions with Comey and others leading up to Comey’s firing.

Donald Trump Jr.

Investigators want to know about Trump Jr.’s role in setting up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and others at Trump Tower to discuss possible damaging information about Hillary Clinton. They will likely seek to learn if there were any other conversations with people who may have been acting on Russia’s behalf.

Jared Kushner

Investigators want to know what Kushner discussed at the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower and any other conversations he had with Russian figures, including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The FBI is also investigating December meetings Kushner had with a Russian ambassador and a Russian banker.

Carter Page

Investigators want to know what meetings Page had with Russian officials or those acting on behalf of Russian officials, and what was discussed.

Michael ­Flynn

Flynn, who was Trump’s national security adviser, resigned in February over revelations about his potentially illegal contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Top officials

Who oversees the investigation?

Top officials

Who oversees the investigation?

Top officials

Who oversees the investigation?

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation for failing to disclose his private meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein took charge and appointed Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel on May 17. That was about a week after President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey. Though Mueller has a large degree of independence, Rosenstein oversees the investigation. He approves the special counsel’s budget and any expansion of the special counsel’s investigation.

Generally the FBI investigates crimes and the Department of Justice prosecutes them.

Here is a breakdown:

Rod J. Rosenstein

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. He can remove him or veto his decisions, although he does not have day-to-day supervisory authority over the investigation.

Robert S. Mueller III

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Mueller, the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, is now the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

 

Mueller’s legal team includes prosecutors with different types of expertise, from white collar work to national security matters, as investigators continue to gather evidence in the case.

NATIONAL

SECURITY

CRIME

FRAUD/

CORRUPTION

APPEALS

(Higher Courts)

FBI

Until he was fired, James Comey, the former director of the FBI, was leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. After Comey’s firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

 

Today, FBI agents gather evidence for Mueller’s team of lawyers.

Christopher Wray

FBI DIRECTOR

Wray is the new director of the FBI. Comey’s successor is under pressure to demonstrate the FBI’s political independence as it investigates Trump associates and Russian interference with the 2016 election.

Andrew McCabe

FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR

McCabe served as acting FBI director after Trump fired Comey in May. When Wray was confirmed as director in early August, McCabe went back to his role as the bureau’s No. 2 official.

Mueller’s team

Who are the investigators?

ROD J. ROSENSTEIN

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. He can remove him or veto his decisions, although he does not have day-to-day supervisory authority over the investigation.

Special Counsel

FBI

Mueller, the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, is now the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

 

Mueller’s legal team includes prosecutors with different types of expertise, from white collar work to national security matters, as investigators continue to gather evidence in the case.

Until he was fired, James Comey, the former director of the FBI, was leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. After Comey’s firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

 

Today, FBI agents gather evidence for Mueller’s team of lawyers.

Muller's team specializes in:

CHRISTOPHER WRAY

FBI DIRECTOR

NATIONAL

SECURITY

Comey’s successor is under pressure to demonstrate the FBI’s political independence as it investigates Trump associates and Russian interference with the 2016 election.

CRIME

FRAUD/

CORRUPTION

APPEALS

(Higher Courts)

ANDREW MCCABE

FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR

McCabe served as acting FBI director after Trump fired Comey in May. When Wray was confirmed as director in early August, McCabe went back to his role as the bureau’s No. 2 official.

Mueller’s team

Who are the investigators?

ROD J. ROSENSTEIN

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. He can remove him or veto his decisions, although he does not have day-to-day supervisory authority over the investigation.

Special Counsel

FBI

Mueller, the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, is now the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

 

Mueller’s legal team includes prosecutors with different types of expertise, from white collar work to national security matters, as investigators continue to gather evidence in the case.

Until he was fired, James Comey, the former director of the FBI, was leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. After Comey’s firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

 

Today, FBI agents gather evidence for Mueller’s team of lawyers.

CHRISTOPHER WRAY

Muller's team specializes in:

FBI DIRECTOR

NATIONAL

SECURITY

Wray is the new director of the FBI. Comey’s successor is under pressure to demonstrate the FBI’s political independence as it investigates Trump associates and Russian interference with the 2016 election.

CRIME

FRAUD/

CORRUPTION

APPEALS

ANDREW MCCABE

FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR

McCabe served as acting FBI director after Trump fired Comey in May. When Wray was confirmed as director in early August, McCabe went back to his role as the bureau’s No. 2 official.

Mueller’s team

Who are the investigators?

Mueller, the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, is now the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation. He recently began using a Washington grand jury as part of the investigation, a sign that investigators are aggressively gathering information on actions by Trump associates before and after the election.

Although a grand jury is not an indication that an indictment is imminent or likely, it is a powerful investigative tool that prosecutors use to compel witnesses to testify or force people or companies to turn over documents.

ROBERT S. MUELLER III

SPECIAL COUNSEL

There are 16 attorneys on Mueller’s team. The Post has confirmed 13 of them. Some are specialists in public corruption, others in national security, appeals or crime.

Fraud/Corruption

Greg Andres

Andrew D. Goldstein

Andres is a longtime white-collar criminal defense attorney at the Davis Polk firm. He had worked previously in the Justice Department's criminal division as a deputy assistant attorney general. He specializes in foreign bribery.

Goldstein headed the public corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. He had worked there under Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired as U.S. attorney after he refused to resign.

Andrew Weissmann

Weissmann served as the chief of the Justice Department’s fraud section, where he oversaw corruption investigations, including the probe into cheating by Volkswagen on diesel emissions tests.

James Quarles

Quarles worked as an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He came with Mueller from the law firm WilmerHale.

Rush Atkinson

Atkinson is a trial attorney in the Justice Department's fraud section.

Jeannie Rhee

Rhee is a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel and assistant U.S. attorney in D.C. She also came from WilmerHale.

National

Security

Zainab Ahmad

Brandon Van Grack

Ahmad is an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York who specializes in counterterrorism cases. She was recently profiled in the New Yorker, which reported she had prosecuted 13 terrorism cases since 2009 without a single loss.

Van Grack is a Justice Department national security division prosecutor.

Aaron Zebley

Zebley is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and served as Mueller’s chief of staff when Mueller was FBI director. He came with Mueller from WilmerHale.

Crime

Aaron Zelinsky

Zelinsky is an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland.

Michael Dreeben

Dreeben is a Justice Department deputy solicitor general who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court.

Appeals

(Higher Courts)

Adam Jed

Elizabeth Prelogar

Jed is an appellate lawyer from the Justice Department’s civil division.

Prelogar is a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office.

ROBERT S. MUELLER III

SPECIAL COUNSEL

There are 16 attorneys on Mueller’s team. The Post has confirmed 13 of them. Some are specialists in public corruption, others in national security, appeals or crime.

Fraud/Corruption

Greg Andres

Andrew Weissmann

Andrew D. Goldstein

Goldstein headed the public corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. He had worked there under Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired as U.S. attorney after he refused to resign.

Andres is a longtime white-collar criminal defense attorney at the Davis Polk firm. He had worked previously in the Justice Department's criminal division as a deputy assistant attorney general. He specializes in foreign bribery.

Weissmann served as the chief of the Justice Department’s fraud section, where he oversaw corruption investigations, including the probe into cheating by Volkswagen on diesel emissions tests.

James Quarles

Quarles worked as an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He came with Mueller from the law firm WilmerHale.

Jeannie Rhee

Rhee is a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel and assistant U.S. attorney in D.C. She also came from WilmerHale.

Rush Atkinson

Atkinson is a trial attorney in the Justice Department's fraud section.

National

Security

Zainab Ahmad

Ahmad is an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York who specializes in counterterrorism cases. She was recently profiled in the New Yorker, which reported she had prosecuted 13 terrorism cases since 2009 without a single loss.

Aaron Zebley

Zebley is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and served as Mueller’s chief of staff when Mueller was FBI director. He came with Mueller from WilmerHale.

Crime

Aaron Zelinsky

Zelinsky is an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland.

Brandon Van Grack

Van Grack is a Justice Department national security division prosecutor.

Appeals

Michael Dreeben

(Higher Courts)

Dreeben is a Justice Department deputy solicitor general who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court.

Adam Jed

Jed is an appellate lawyer from the Justice Department’s civil division.

Elizabeth Prelogar

Prelogar is a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office.

A grand jury in Virginia issued a subpoena related to Flynn’s business, the Flynn Intel Group. Brandon Van Grack’s name appears on the subpoena. Looking into payments he received from Turkey during his final months on the campaign, as well as RT, which the US government deems a propaganda arm of the Russian government.

 

 

ROBERT S. MUELLER III

SPECIAL COUNSEL

There are 16 attorneys on Mueller’s team. The Post has confirmed 13 of them. Some are specialists in public corruption, others in national security, appeals or crime.

Fraud/Corruption

Andrew D. Goldstein

Greg Andres

Andrew Weissmann

Goldstein headed the public corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. He had worked there under Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired as U.S. attorney after he refused to resign.

Andres is a longtime white-collar criminal defense attorney at the Davis Polk firm. He had worked previously in the Justice Department's criminal division as a deputy assistant attorney general. He specializes in foreign bribery.

Weissmann served as the chief of the Justice Department’s fraud section, where he oversaw corruption investigations, including the probe into cheating by Volkswagen on diesel emissions tests.

James Quarles

Quarles worked as an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He came with Mueller from the law firm WilmerHale.

Jeannie Rhee

Rhee is a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel and assistant U.S. attorney in D.C. She also came from WilmerHale.

Rush Atkinson

Atkinson is a trial attorney in the Justice Department's fraud section.

National

Security

Zainab Ahmad

Ahmad is an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York who specializes in counterterrorism cases. She was recently profiled in the New Yorker, which reported she had prosecuted 13 terrorism cases since 2009 without a single loss.

Crime

Aaron Zebley

Aaron Zelinsky

Zelinsky is an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland.

Zebley is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and served as Mueller’s chief of staff when Mueller was FBI director. He came with Mueller from WilmerHale.

Brandon Van Grack

Van Grack is a Justice Department national security division prosecutor.

Appeals

Michael Dreeben

(Higher Courts)

Dreeben is a Justice Department deputy solicitor general who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court.

Adam Jed

Jed is an appellate lawyer from the Justice Department’s civil division.

Elizabeth Prelogar

Prelogar is a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office.

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Source: Staff reports. Originally published Aug. 11, 2017.

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