Robert Mueller to teach law school on Trump's Russia investigation

I look forward to engaging with the students this fall, Says Mueller
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller

The University of Virginia has announced that Mueller will teach about his RUSSIA INVESTIGATION.

The course gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the two-year investigation into former President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

It will include subjects such as obstruction of justice and presidential accountability, as well as the special council's interaction with Congress and the Department of Justice.

The seminar will be taught by the former FBI director and other members of his team who worked on the probe.

The course, titled  "The Mueller Report and the Special Counsel's Role," will be taught by three former senior members of Mueller's team over the course of six sessions during the autumn semester.

"I was fortunate to attend UVA Law School after the Marine Corps, and I'm fortunate to be returning there now," Mueller stated in a news release, noting that he will teach at least one session. "I look forward to engaging with the students this fall."

Since his appointment as special counsel in May 2017, Mueller has maintained a reputation for remaining tight-lipped about his investigation, even after it was completed.

According to Mueller's 448-page report released in April 2019, he found multiple examples of Russian efforts to affect the election in favor of the Trump campaign, but no proof that the Trump team knowingly participated in the alleged criminal conspiracy.

According to the article, Trump's team also fully probed ten probable instances in which he attempted to obstruct the Russia probe. He didn't say if Trump should be charged, instead of laying out his findings and legal analysis on possible obstruction. Mueller left it up to the Justice Department leadership to decide whether or not to charge the president at the time.

Mueller accused 34 persons and three Russian companies of committing crimes in all. Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Rick Gates, and Michael Flynn were among the senior Trump aides, as were two dozen Russians and Russian firms.

Despite this, Mueller has come under fire for declining to go beyond the scope of his findings during testimony before Congress, and one of his senior prosecutors has publicly challenged the choice not to summon Trump for testimony or conduct a financial audit of his records during the investigation.

Furthermore, the decision by Mueller not to reach a judgment on whether the then-activities President's to sabotage the Russia probe warranted a the criminal obstruction charge is still a point of contention.

Rather than summoning Trump for a deposition, Mueller accepted written responses from him, which prompted even more problems for his staff.

After the special counsel's report looked at how Trump's team hinting at pardons may have chilled potential key witnesses during the investigation, the law school course could provide Mueller with another opportunity to reflect in retrospect on Stone's and others' pardons, such as Manafort and Flynn.

The school mentions seminar sessions on "the importance of the Roger Stone prosecution," as well as "navigating the relationship with the Justice Department and Congress" and "investigative actions relating to the White House.