Mueller Returns Russiagate on the Agenda – in University of Virginia School of Law

Former special counsel Robert Mueller and three aides will teach a six-week course on their Russiagate investigation into former US president Donald Trump, the University of Virginia School of Law has announced Thursday, CNN reports.

The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel short course is sponsored by a nonprofit based at the law school, the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, whose mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices necessary for a well-functioning, pluralistic democracy.

Mueller pointed he looks forward to engaging with the students this fall after he was fortunate to attend UVA Law School after the Marine Corps.

The largest part of the work will be done by Aaron Zebley, Mueller’s top deputy, assisted by Jim Quarles and Andrew Goldstein, who also served on Mueller’s special counsel team, but Miller will lead at least one class.

The course will cover the investigation chronologically, starting from Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in May 2017, relations with Congress and the Justice Department, investigating the White House, and even the prosecution of former Trump aide Roger Stone.

The political right in the States considers this engagement of Mueller as a reward to the FBI, DOJ and intelligence officials who conjured Russiagate from thin air to undermine Trump’s presidency although it ultimately found no proofs of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that would lead to charging Trump with obstruction of justice.

After that, Russiagate slowly evaporated from the agenda, being replaced by Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump over aid to Ukraine instead.

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