Previous Thread Current big news: Jeff Sessions has resigned. Trump appointed Whittaker as acting attorney general. Whittaker's appointment has been challenged on constitutional grounds for violating the appointments clause. His oversight of the probe has been challenged and for conflict-of-interest grounds due to his previous statements and representation of a probe witness in a separate proceeding. A judge has ordered the parties to submit briefs on how Whittaker's appointment might affect the probe. Cohen, Trump's former attorney, has started meeting with Mueller, bringing the SDNY and special counsel probes together Per a WSJ report, Trump was a central figure in the campaign finance violations to which Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in the SDNY investigation Mod note from previous thread: Please post in here with regards to the subject at hand. Any general chat can go in the WR Lounge thread. Just to be clear, going forward, these type of posts also count of derailing: 1. Talking about how the thread is derailed/ how mods should handle a situation (report and continue on topic discussions) 2. Joking about posters who are reply banned from the thread 3. Posts with only flaming that do not have any other information about the topic 4. A reply to any of the above Stop doing these. This isn't some game of getting each other reply bans and infractions. Just stay on topic, report when needed. We have the WR OT for posts like the ones above but they have no place in a normal thread. Major events so far: Manafort, Trump's campaign manager and transition committee member has been indicted arising from misconduct reaching into 2017 related to payments received through 2014 from the pro-russia faction of Ukraine's pre-war government. Manafort has pleaded guilty and is expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Michael Cohen, Trump's attorney, has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, which he claims to have committed at Trump's direction to influence the election. Cohen is expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Org. CFO, has agreed to immunity in exchange for cooperating with federal prosecutors Rick Gates has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and conspiring (with Manafort) to commiting tax fraud, failing to register as a foreign agent, and lying to the FBI George Papadopolous pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in 2017 about activities occuring 2016-17. Admits to meeting with various Russian officials regarding setting up meetings and "dirt" on Hillary while acting on behalf of the Trump campaign, something he previously denied. Papadopoulos is now accusing Mifsud of being a deep state plant on Twitter. Mike Flynn, Trump's National Security Advisor, has also pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI with respect to several meetings that he had with the Russian ambassador. Flynn was allegedly involved in other business involving Turkey, but has not yet been charged with respect to that behavior. 13 Russian indictment for activity starting in 2014 and continuing through 2017. A US citizen pleaded guilty for agreeing to help them. There is also a separate 12 count indictment targeting GRU officers An attorney linked to Manafort, Gates, and a Russian oligarch has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI Yohai, Manafort's former son-in-law has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department Daniels's lawsuit has somehow, insanely, gotten linked up to the Mueller investigation thanks to alleged wrongdoing and influence-peddling by Michael Cohen. Who has pleaded guilty and offered to fully cooperate. Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been indicted for conspiracy against the United States and aggravated identity theft Bruce Ohr, of dossier fame, has been working to obtain information from Russian oligarchs since 2014. Documents relating to Manafort's guilty plea implicate Tony Podesta. Tony Podesta is the brother of Clinton's campaign advisor, John Podesta. His former firm, which is now cooperating with the probe, worked for Manafort in Ukraine.