Donald Trump Jr trolls Adam Schiff after Robert Mueller clears his dad of colluding with Moscow

Donald Trump Jr unleashed a tweetstorm on Sunday celebrating the Mueller Report findings which indicate the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia while taking aim at House Rep. Adam Schiff.

‘Has anyone heard from slimy Adam #fullofschiff Schiff today?’ Don Jr tweeted on Sunday.

‘I mean it must be embarrassing to have have spent the last 2 years as the leader of the tinfoil hat brigade and have it all come crashing down so quick.

‘I’m legitimately concerned for his mental state.’

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr

House Rep. Adam Schiff

House Rep. Adam Schiff

Donald Trump Jr (left) launched a tweetstorm on Sunday celebrating the Mueller Report findings which indicate the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia while taking aim at House Rep. Adam Schiff (right)

‘Has anyone heard from slimy Adam #fullofschiff Schiff today?’ Don Jr tweeted on Sunday. ‘I mean it must be embarrassing to have have spent the last 2 years as the leader of the tinfoil hat brigade and have it all come crashing down so quick. I’m legitimately concerned for his mental state’

‘Has anyone heard from slimy Adam #fullofschiff Schiff today?’ Don Jr tweeted on Sunday. ‘I mean it must be embarrassing to have have spent the last 2 years as the leader of the tinfoil hat brigade and have it all come crashing down so quick. I’m legitimately concerned for his mental state’

‘Has anyone heard from slimy Adam #fullofschiff Schiff today?’ Don Jr tweeted on Sunday. ‘I mean it must be embarrassing to have have spent the last 2 years as the leader of the tinfoil hat brigade and have it all come crashing down so quick. I’m legitimately concerned for his mental state’

Schiff, the California Democrat, has been among the most vocal lawmakers who have repeatedly commented on the Mueller probe and other investigations into Trump and his campaign.

He is currently the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee.

The president’s eldest son unleashed a barrage of tweets on Sunday claiming victory and slamming ‘collusion truthers in the media and the Democrat Party’ who ‘are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward.’

‘After more than two [sic] years of non-stop conspiracy theories from CNN, MSNBC, Buzzfeed and the rest of the mainstream media, as well as daily lies and smears coming from Democrats in Washington, the Mueller Report proves what those of us with sane minds have known all along, there was ZERO collusion with Russia,’ Don Jr said in a statement he posted to Twitter.

‘Sadly, instead of apologizing for needlessly destabilizing the country in a transparent attempt to delegitimize the 2016 election, it’s clear that the Collusion Truthers in the media and the Democrat Party are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward.

The president’s eldest son unleashed a barrage of tweets on Sunday claiming victory and slamming ‘collusion truthers in the media and the Democrat Party’ who ‘are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward.’

The president’s eldest son unleashed a barrage of tweets on Sunday claiming victory and slamming ‘collusion truthers in the media and the Democrat Party’ who ‘are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward.’

The president’s eldest son unleashed a barrage of tweets on Sunday claiming victory and slamming ‘collusion truthers in the media and the Democrat Party’ who ‘are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward.’

Don Jr blasted 'the farce that the Democrats and their media lackeys perpetrated on the American people for over 2 years'

Don Jr blasted 'the farce that the Democrats and their media lackeys perpetrated on the American people for over 2 years'

Don Jr blasted ‘the farce that the Democrats and their media lackeys perpetrated on the American people for over 2 years’

Don Jr then tweeted: ‘Before the media runs cover for the Dem’s 2 years of lies: note...19 leftist Hillary supporting lawyers, 40 FBI agents, +/- $50,000,000 spent, 2800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, 500 search warrants, 230 communications records, 50 phone taps 13 foreign govt intel requests...NO COLLUSION'

Don Jr then tweeted: ‘Before the media runs cover for the Dem’s 2 years of lies: note...19 leftist Hillary supporting lawyers, 40 FBI agents, +/- $50,000,000 spent, 2800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, 500 search warrants, 230 communications records, 50 phone taps 13 foreign govt intel requests...NO COLLUSION'

Don Jr then tweeted: ‘Before the media runs cover for the Dem’s 2 years of lies: note…19 leftist Hillary supporting lawyers, 40 FBI agents, +/- $50,000,000 spent, 2800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, 500 search warrants, 230 communications records, 50 phone taps 13 foreign govt intel requests…NO COLLUSION’

Don Jr also blasted Schiff and another California Democrat, Eric Swalwell

Don Jr also blasted Schiff and another California Democrat, Eric Swalwell

Don Jr also blasted Schiff and another California Democrat, Eric Swalwell

Don Jr then accused the Democrats of 'tripling down' by criticizing Attorney General Bill Barr

Don Jr then accused the Democrats of 'tripling down' by criticizing Attorney General Bill Barr

Don Jr then accused the Democrats of ‘tripling down’ by criticizing Attorney General Bill Barr

Don Jr also tweeted in support of his father's idea to 'investigate the investigators,' saying 'those responsible should be held accountable for this stain on American Democracy'

Don Jr also tweeted in support of his father's idea to 'investigate the investigators,' saying 'those responsible should be held accountable for this stain on American Democracy'

Don Jr also tweeted in support of his father’s idea to ‘investigate the investigators,’ saying ‘those responsible should be held accountable for this stain on American Democracy’

When a reporter mentioned that news outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes for stories related to the Russia investigation, Don Jr replied: ‘They should convert those Pulitzer’s to #fakenews awards.'

When a reporter mentioned that news outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes for stories related to the Russia investigation, Don Jr replied: ‘They should convert those Pulitzer’s to #fakenews awards.'

When a reporter mentioned that news outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes for stories related to the Russia investigation, Don Jr replied: ‘They should convert those Pulitzer’s to #fakenews awards.’

‘It’s my hope that honest journalists within the media have the courage to hold these now fully debunked truthers accountable and treat them with the scorn and ridicule that they so deserve.’

Don Jr wasn’t through. He continued posting messages on his Twitter account slamming the press.

When a reporter mentioned that news outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes for stories related to the Russia investigation, Don Jr replied: ‘They should convert those Pulitzer’s to #fakenews awards.

‘How do you win a reporting award for reporting fake news? There should be a recall.

‘Those Pulitzer’s were earned like Liz Warren’s tenure.’

In response to a news item about President Trump calling for ‘an investigation of the investigators,’ Don Jr tweeted: ‘That’s one hell of an idea.

‘How this farce started and snowballed based on the actions of unelected bureaucrats into one the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the America should be discovered.

‘Those responsible should be held accountable for this stain on American Democracy.’

Don Jr then tweeted: ‘Before the media runs cover for the Dem’s 2 years of lies: note…19 leftist Hillary supporting lawyers, 40 FBI agents, +/- $50,000,000 spent, 2800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, 500 search warrants, 230 communications records, 50 phone taps 13 foreign govt intel requests…

‘NO COLLUSION.’

The president’s son then took aim at Democratic members of Congress, specifically Schiff and Eric Swalwell.

‘No one should ever take Adam Schiff or Eric Swalwell seriously again,’ tweeted Lisa Boothe.

Don Jr then posted a photo of himself and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, tweeting: ‘Can everybody stop calling us Russian bots for being hot Trump supporters now?’

Don Jr then posted a photo of himself and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, tweeting: ‘Can everybody stop calling us Russian bots for being hot Trump supporters now?’

Don Jr then posted a photo of himself and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, tweeting: ‘Can everybody stop calling us Russian bots for being hot Trump supporters now?’

To which Don Jr replied: ‘Did anyone actually ever take them seriously in the first place?’

In response to another tweet critical of Democrats who say Attorney General William Barr, who wrote a short summary of the Mueller Report which said that the investigation found Trump did not collude with Russia, Don Jr tweeted: ‘We knew it was coming… the patented Democrat triple down (X 100,000,000,000,000…)

‘When the media is on your payroll I guess you can get away with anything as proven by the last two years collusion farce.’

Don Jr then posted a photo of himself and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, tweeting: ‘Can everybody stop calling us Russian bots for being hot Trump supporters now?’ 

President Trump boasted Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month Russia probe ended with a ‘complete exoneration,’ slamming the entire operation as ‘an illegal takedown that failed’ and saying he hopes ‘somebody is going to be looking at the other side.’

‘There was no collusion with Russia, there was no obstruction and none whatsoever and it was a complete and total exoneration. It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this,’ Trump said in West Palm Beach, Florida before he boarded Air Force One to return to Washington D.C.

Trump called the concept that his 2016 campaign aides would collude with agents of Russia the ‘most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,’ and claimed the Mueller probe was illegal, an argument he has long made. 

‘Before I even got elected it began. And it began illegally. … This was an illegal takedown that failed, and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side. So a complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction,’ Trump emphasized. 

He also tweeted a victory message: ‘No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!’

Mueller concluded that Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russians in order to improve his chances of beating Democrat Hilary Clinton.

'No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,' Trump tweeted on Sunday

'No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,' Trump tweeted on Sunday

‘No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,’ Trump tweeted on Sunday

But the findings will not be an end to the investigations surrounding the president. Instead they likely signal a new stage that will involve round after round of congressional subpoenas and hearings as House Democrats probe how Mueller came to his findings. 

The special counsel did not draw a conclusion ‘one way or the other’ as to whether the president obstructed justice, according to the findings, but left that decision to Attorney General William Barr. 

Barr explained it was a joint decision between him and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – who was in charge of Mueller’s investigation during the majority of its existence – not to charge the president.

He explained that the two men concluded ‘the investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.’

He wrote in his letter to Congress that long-standing Justice Department tradition of not indicting a sitting president had nothing to do with the decision.

‘Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president,’ he wrote. 

Mueller’s conclusions were announced by Barr in a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary chairmen and ranking members on Sunday. 

‘The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,’ the letter states.  

Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the joint decision not to charge the president with obstruction of justice (pictured in February)

Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the joint decision not to charge the president with obstruction of justice (pictured in February)

Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the joint decision not to charge the president with obstruction of justice (pictured in February) 

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declared it a 'total and complete exoneration' of the president

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declared it a 'total and complete exoneration' of the president

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declared it a ‘total and complete exoneration’ of the president

Barr notes that Mueller investigated ‘a number of actions by the president’ that have been the subject of public reporting but ‘did not draw a conclusion – one way or the other – as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction.’

But the letter also notes the special counsel did not ‘exonerate’ the president – a citation that Democrats are already clinging to as they push their demand for all the documents and evidence Mueller used in the making of his report.  

‘The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that · the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,”‘ the letter states.

Barr also notes he plans to release as much of Mueller’s report as possible to the public.

‘My goal and intent is to release as much of the Special Counsel’s report as I can consistent with applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies,’ although he did not give a timeline of when that might happen.

Mueller investigated a number of events from the 2016 campaign, including leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that Wikileaks posted in the summer of 2016.

Longtime Trump confident Roger Stone was indicted by Mueller for lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails that damaged Clinton’s campaign. 

The Stone indictment alleged that a top Trump campaign official instructed Stone to get information from WikiLeaks about hacked. 

There were questions as to whether that Trump campaign official was the president himself. Stone claims that official is Rick Gates, who is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, and whom Stone claims is seeking a reduction in his sentence. 

Mueller investigation by the numbers 

Employed 19 lawyers 

Worked with team of 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff

Issued more than 2,800 subpoenas

Executed nearly 500 search warrants

Obtained more than 230 orders for communication records

Issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers

Made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence

Interviewed approximately 500 witnesses 

Mueller also examined the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016 when then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner met with a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who claimed to have information on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Trump Jr. slammed the investigation, which entangled him, his siblings and the Trump Organization, in a statement.

‘After more than 2 years of non-stop conspiracy theories from CNN, MSNBC, Buzzfeed and the rest of the mainstream media, as well as daily lies and smears coming from Democrats in Washington, the Mueller Report proves what those of us with sane minds have known all along, there was ZERO collusion with Russia,’ he said.

‘Sadly, instead of apologizing for needlessly destabilizing the country in a transparent attempt to delegitimize the 2016 election, it’s clear that the Collusion Truthers in the media and the Democrat Party are only going to double down on their sick and twisted conspiracy theories moving forward,’ he said.

He added: ‘It’s my hope that honest journalists within the media have the courage to hold these now fully debunked truthers accountable and treat them with the scorn and ridicule that they so deserve.’

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declared the findings a ‘total and complete exoneration’ of the president. 

‘The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States,’ she wrote on Twitter. 

But it is not the end of investigations surrounding the president. 

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced on Twitter his committee would be calling Barr before them to explain how he reached the conclusion Trump should not be charged. 

‘Special Counsel Mueller worked for 22 months to determine the extent to which President Trump obstructed justice. Attorney General Barr took 2 days to tell the American people that while the President is not exonerated, there will be no action by DOJ,’ Nadler wrote.

‘In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future,’ he added. 

And Democrats vowed earlier Sunday to continue their examination of the president. 

READ IN FULL: Attorney General Barr’s letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller investigation findings

Barr and Rosenstein arrived at the Justice Department Sunday morning to finish their work in summarizing Mueller’s report for lawmakers after the special counsel submitted it to them on Friday.

While they worked, Mueller attended church Sunday a mere 500 feet from the White House.   

Mueller and his wife were spotted at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the yellow stucco house of worship across Lafayette Park from the White House where President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended service last Sunday. 

Trump, his family, and his inner circle remained in Palm beach, Florida, ahead of an expected return to Washington before sunset. 

Attorney General William Barr leaves his Virginia home to head to the Justice Department

Attorney General William Barr leaves his Virginia home to head to the Justice Department

Attorney General William Barr leaves his Virginia home to head to the Justice Department

Robert Mueller and his wife Ann Mueller

Robert Mueller and his wife Ann Mueller

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump

Robert Mueller and Ann Mueller attended the same church President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended last weekend

Barr's motorcade arrives at the Justice Department on Sunday

Barr's motorcade arrives at the Justice Department on Sunday

Barr’s motorcade arrives at the Justice Department on Sunday

Trump returned to Twitter on Sunday for the first time since Mueller handed his report to Barr, but offered a cheerful greeting instead of a pronouncement a ‘witch hunt’ coming to a conclusion. 

Trump’s deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley confirmed that as of Sunday morning, the White House had not yet received or been briefed on the findings from the special counsel’s investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

‘Good Morning, Have A Great Day!’ the president wrote from his Mar-a-Lago resort club, where he was spending a long weekend with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.

‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!,’ he added..

The president played a round of golf at his Trump International course on Sunday morning. 

President Trump (right) played golf with Kid Rock (left) at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday

President Trump (right) played golf with Kid Rock (left) at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday

President Trump (right) played golf with Kid Rock (left) at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday

President Trump broke his Twitter silence Sunday

President Trump broke his Twitter silence Sunday

President Trump broke his Twitter silence Sunday

But he made no mention of the Mueller report

But he made no mention of the Mueller report

But he made no mention of the Mueller report

President Trump reads the newspaper while on his way to his golf course Sunday morning

President Trump reads the newspaper while on his way to his golf course Sunday morning

President Trump reads the newspaper while on his way to his golf course Sunday morning

The president still has not commented publicly on the report, but Democrats and Republicans alike are preparing their spin.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will reject any attempts by the Justice Department to hold a classified briefing on the report, which would prevent lawmakers from speaking about it in public. 

House Democrats are also threatening to use their subpoena power to speak to Mueller, Justice Department officials and obtain any underling documentation that contributed to the special counsel’s final report. 

And Republicans point out there are no further indictments coming out of Mueller’s probe, which they note is a win for the president. Although Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, the Southern District of New York – which is probing the president’s businesses – and other jurisdictions are still investigating cases that came from the special counsel’s initial prob. 

Democrats on Sunday pointed out that no matter what is revealed in Mueller’s findings, their investigation of the Trump and his administration will continue. 

Rep. Jerry Nadler

Rep. Jerry Nadler

Rep. Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff

Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler (left), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Adam Schiff (right), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said their investigations of Trump will continue

‘We know there was collusion,’ Nadler said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ 

‘The Justice Department believes that as a matter of law, the president, no matter what the evidence, can never be indicted,’ Nadler said. ‘If that is the case then they can’t hold him accountable and the only institution that can hold the president accountable is Congress and Congress, therefore, needs the evidence in the information.’

He added: ‘The special counsel was looking and can only look for crimes. We have to protect the rule of law. We have to look for abuses of power. We have to look for obstructions of justice, we have to look for corruption in the exercise of power, which may not be crimes. They may be, but they may not be crimes. We have a much broader mandate and we have to exercise that mandate to protect the integrity of government and protect the integrity of liberty and the country.’ 

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, warned Sunday there is ‘significant evidence of collusion.’

‘There’s a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,’ he said on ABC’s ‘This Week.’

‘The investigation is a criminal investigation. Congress’s responsibility is very different, and that is, it’s our responsibility to tell the American people these are the facts. This is what your president has done, this is what his key campaign and appointees have done, these are the issues that we need to take action on, this is potential compromise,’ he added.

Trump, who is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, relaxed on Saturday, spending about five hours at his golf course

Trump, who is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, relaxed on Saturday, spending about five hours at his golf course

Trump, who is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, relaxed on Saturday, spending about five hours at his golf course

Trump (seen left with his lawyer, Emmet Flood, at Mar-a-Lago on Friday) has reportedly been in a good mood as word came down that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely not recommend any further indictments

Trump (seen left with his lawyer, Emmet Flood, at Mar-a-Lago on Friday) has reportedly been in a good mood as word came down that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely not recommend any further indictments

Trump (seen left with his lawyer, Emmet Flood, at Mar-a-Lago on Friday) has reportedly been in a good mood as word came down that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely not recommend any further indictments

President Trump is spending the weekend with first lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago, they are seen here on Friday greeting Caribbean leaders, hours before the report was handed in

President Trump is spending the weekend with first lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago, they are seen here on Friday greeting Caribbean leaders, hours before the report was handed in

President Trump is spending the weekend with first lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago, they are seen here on Friday greeting Caribbean leaders, hours before the report was handed in

Trump relaxed on Saturday by hitting the links with rocker-rapper Kid Rock while his attorney general was seen arriving at his Virginia home after spending the day at the Justice Department reading the Mueller Report.

The president was photographed smiling next to the Bawitdaba crooner at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday.

Kid Rock, who posted the image on his Twitter account, was appropriately dressed for the occasion.

He wore a red sweater vest over a white collared shirt, which complemented his American-flag style slacks and what looked like a gold belt. 

Trump was standing next to him in his red ‘USA’ hat, white collared shirt, and blue slacks.

‘Another great day on the links!,’ the Michigan-born musician wrote.

‘Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful.

‘What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!!’

Kid Rock is an outspoken supporter of Republicans and was one of the first to back Trump during the GOP primary in 2015. He also considered running for the U.S. Senate seat from Michigan. 

Attorney General William Barr (left) is seen arriving at his home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday evening

Attorney General William Barr (left) is seen arriving at his home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday evening

Attorney General William Barr (left) is seen arriving at his home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday evening

Mueller – the final tally: Eight convictions, a jailed attorney and 25 Russians accused

GUILTY: MICHAEL FLYNN 

Pleaded guilty to making false statements in December 2017. Awaiting sentence

Flynn was President Trump’s former National Security Advisor and Robert Mueller’s most senior scalp to date. He previously served when he was a three star general as President Obama’s director of the Defense Intelligence Agency but was fired. 

He admitted to lying to special counsel investigators about his conversations with a Russian ambassador in December 2016. He has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation.

GUILTY: MICHAEL COHEN

Pleaded guilty to eight counts including fraud and two campaign finance violations in August 2018. Pleaded guilty to further count of lying to Congress in November 2018. Sentenced to three years in prison and $2 million in fines and forfeitures in December 2018

Cohen was Trump’s longtime personal attorney, starting working for him and the Trump Organization in 2007. He is the longest-serving member of Trump’s inner circle to be implicated by Mueller. Cohen professed unswerving devotion to Trump – and organized payments to silence two women who alleged they had sex with the-then candidate: porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. He admitted that payments to both women were felony campaign finance violations – and admitted that he acted at the ‘direction’ of ‘Candidate-1’: Donald Trump. 

He also admitted tax fraud by lying about his income from loans he made, money from  taxi medallions he owned, and other sources of income, at a cost to the Treasury of $1.3 million.

And he admitted lying to Congress in a rare use of the offense. The judge in his case let him report for prison on March 6 and  recommended he serve it in a medium-security facility close to New York City.

Campaign role: Paul Manafort chaired Trump's campaign for four months - which included the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016, where he appeared on stage beside Trump who was preparing  to formally accept the Republican nomination

Campaign role: Paul Manafort chaired Trump's campaign for four months - which included the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016, where he appeared on stage beside Trump who was preparing  to formally accept the Republican nomination

GUILTY AND JAILED: PAUL MANAFORT

Found guilty of eight charges of bank and tax fraud in August 2018. Sentenced to 47 months in March 2019. Pleaded guilty to two further charges – witness tampering and conspiracy against the United States. Jailed for total of seven and a half years in two separate sentences. Additionally indicted for mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney, using evidence previously presented by Mueller

 Manafort worked for Trump’s campaign from March 2016 and chaired it from June to August 2016, overseeing Trump being adopted as Republican candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He is the most senior campaign official to be implicated by Mueller. Manafort was one of Washington D.C.’s longest-term and most influential lobbyists but in 2015, his money dried up and the next year he turned to Trump for help, offering to be his campaign chairman for free – in the hope of making more money afterwards. But Mueller unwound his previous finances and discovered years of tax and bank fraud as he coined in cash from pro-Russia political parties and oligarchs in Ukraine.

Manafort pleaded not guilty to 18 charges of tax and bank fraud but was convicted of eight counts in August 2018. The jury was deadlocked on the other 10 charges. A second trial on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent due in September did not happen when he pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and witness tampering in a plea bargain. He was supposed to co-operate with Mueller but failed to. 

Minutes after his second sentencing hearing in March 2019, he was indicted on 16 counts of fraud and conspiracy by the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., using evidence which included documents previously presented at his first federal trial. The president has no pardon power over charges by district and state attorneys.

GUILTY: RICK GATES 

Pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and making false statements in February 2018. Awaiting sentence

Gates was Manafort’s former deputy at political consulting firm DMP International. He admitted to conspiring to defraud the U.S. government on financial activity, and to lying to investigators about a meeting Manafort had with a member of congress in 2013. As a result of his guilty plea and promise of cooperation, prosecutors vacated charges against Gates on bank fraud, bank fraud conspiracy, failure to disclose foreign bank accounts, filing false tax returns, helping prepare false tax filings, and falsely amending tax returns.

GUILTY AND JAILED: GEORGE PAPADOPOLOUS

Pleaded guilty to making false statements in October 2017. Sentenced to 14 days in September 2018, and reported to prison in November. Served 12 days and released on December 7, 2018

 Papadopoulos was a member of Donald Trump’s campaign foreign policy advisory committee. He admitted to lying to special counsel investigators about his contacts with London professor Josef Mifsud and Ivan Timofeev, the director of a Russian government-funded think tank. 

He has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation.

GUILTY AND JAILED: RICHARD PINEDO

Pleaded guilty to identity fraud in February 2018. Sentenced to a year in prison

Pinedo is a 28-year-old computer specialist from Santa Paula, California. He admitted to selling bank account numbers to Russian nationals over the internet that he had obtained using stolen identities. 

He has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation.

GUILTY AND JAILED: ALEX VAN DER ZWAAN

Pleaded guilty to making false statements in February 2018. He served a 30-day prison sentence and was deported to the Netherlands on his release

Van der Zwaan was a Dutch attorney for Skadden Arps who worked on a Ukrainian political analysis report for Paul Manafort in 2012. 

He admitted to lying to special counsel investigators about when he last spoke with Rick Gates and Konstantin Kilimnik. His law firm say he was fired.

GUILTY:  W. SAMUEL PATTEN

Pleaded guilty in August 2018 to failing to register as a lobbyist while doing work for a Ukrainian political party. Awaiting sentence

Patten, a long-time D.C. lobbyist was a business partner of Paul Manafort. He pleaded guilty to admitting to arranging an illegal $50,000 donation to Trump’s inauguration.

He arranged for an American ‘straw donor’ to pay $50,000 to the inaugural committee, knowing that it was actually for a Ukrainian businessman.

Neither the American or the Ukrainian have been named.   

CHARGED: KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK

Indicted for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. At large, probably in Russia

Kilimnik is a former employee of Manafort’s political consulting firm and helped him with lobbying work in Ukraine. He is accused of witness tampering, after he allegedly contacted individuals who had worked with Manafort to remind them that Manafort only performed lobbying work for them outside of the U.S.

He has been linked to  Russian intelligence and is currently thought to be in Russia – effectively beyond the reach of extradition by Mueller’s team.

INDICTED: THE RUSSIANS 

Twenty-five Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States. They remain at large in Russia

Two of these Russian nationals were also indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and 11 were indicted for conspiracy to launder money. Fifteen of them were also indicted for identity fraud. 

Vladimir Putin has ridiculed the charges. Russia effectively bars extradition of its nationals. The only prospect Mueller has of bringing any in front of a U.S. jury is if Interpol has their names on an international stop list – which is not made public – and they set foot in a territory which extradites to the U.S. 

INDICTED: MICHAEL FLYNN’S BUSINESS PARTNERS

Bijan Kian (left), number two in now disgraced former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s lobbying company, and the two’s business partner Ekim Alptekin (right) were indicted for conspiracy to lobby illegally. Kian is awaiting trial, Alptekin is still to appear in court

Kian, an Iranian-American was arrested and appeared in court charged with a conspiracy to illegally lobby the U.S government without registering as a foreign agent. Their co-conspirator was Flynn, who is called ‘Person A’ in the indictment and is not charged, offering some insight into what charges he escaped with his plea deal.

Kian, vice-president of Flynn’s former lobbying firm, is alleged to have plotted with Alptekin to try to change U.S. policy on an exiled Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania and who is accused by Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of trying to depose him.

Erdogan’s government wanted him extradited from the U.S. and paid Flynn’s firm through Alptekin for lobbying, including an op-ed in The Hill calling for Gulen to be ejected. Flynn and Kian both lied that the op-ed was not paid for by the Turkish government. 

The indictment is a sign of how Mueller is taking an interest in more than just Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

INDICTED: ROGER STONE 

Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign official and longtime informal advisor to Trump, was indited on seven counts including obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and lying to Congress about his communications with WikiLeaks in January 2019. Awaiting trial

Stone was a person of interest to Mueller’s investigators long before his January indictment, thanks in part due to his public pronouncements as well as internal emails about his contacts with WikiLeks.

In campaign texts and emails, many of which had already been publicly revealed before showing up in Mueller’s indictment, Stone communicated with associates about WikiLeaks following reports the organization had obtained a cache of Clinton-related emails.

Stone, a former Nixon campaign adviser who has the disgraced former president’s face permanently tattooed on his back, has long been portrayed as a central figure in the election interference scandal, but as recently as January 4 told Dailymail.com that he doesn’t expect to be indicted.

‘They got nothing,’ he said of the special counsel’s investigation.

According to the federal indictment, Stone gave ‘false and misleading’ testimony about his requests for information from WikiLeaks. He then pressured a witness, comedian Randy Credico, to take the Fifth Amendment rather than testify, and pressured him in a series of emails. Following a prolonged dispute over testimony, he called him a ‘rat’ and threatened to ‘take that dog away from you’, in reference to Credico’s pet, Bianca. Stone warned him: ‘Let’s get it on. Prepare to die.’   

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