US Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, USA, on May 29, 2019 regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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The notoriously closed off former special investigator Robert Mueller will inform law students in Virginia about his Russia investigation this fall.
The University of Virginia School of Law said Wednesday that Mueller will take a course on his investigation that will examine alleged links between former President Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign and the Kremlin. The class is taught by three other prosecutors who were part of Mueller’s high-profile team.
The course “The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel” is taught in person in Charlottesville in six sessions. According to the school, Müller himself will lead at least one class.
In a brief statement from the law school, Mueller said he was fortunate enough to be returning to the school where he graduated from law in 1973.
“I’m looking forward to getting in touch with the students this autumn,” said Müller. Mueller returned to the private law firm after his investigation and is a partner in the law firm WilmerHale.
The course is led by Aaron Zebley, former assistant special investigator; Jim Quarles, Mueller’s former senior counsel; and Andrew Goldstein, the former Senior Assistant Special Counsel.
According to a law school press release, the course will “focus on a number of key decisions made during the special investigator’s investigation.”
“The course begins chronologically as the investigation begins, including Mueller’s appointment as a special investigator. Other sessions will focus on navigating the relationship with the Department of Justice and Congress, investigative activities into the White House and the importance of the charges against Roger Stone. “” Said the school.
“The final sessions will focus on obstruction of justice, the accountability of the president and the role of the special adviser in that accountability,” the press release said.
Mueller’s investigation began in 2017 and ended in 2019 with the release of The Mueller Report, which became a bestseller.
In the report, the longtime former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Mueller also outlined ten episodes that raised the possibility that Trump had obstructed the judiciary, but declined to definitively say whether Trump had committed a crime, citing the Justice Department’s longstanding policy against indicting incumbent presidents.
According to UVA, Zebley said the course will “use the extensive public records to investigate why some routes were taken and others not”.
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