Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will teach a class at the University of Virginia Law School on his probe into Donald Trump
- Trump regularly derided the probe as a witch hunt
- The 448-page report outlined ten areas of potential obstruction of justice
- To be titled: ‘The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel’
- Mueller served as director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013
Mueller, a former top prosecutor who was lauded by lawmakers from both parties when his appointment was first announced in March of 2019, studied law at UVA decades ago.
‘I was fortunate to attend UVA Law School after the Marine Corps, and I’m fortunate to be returning there now,’ he said in a statement. ‘I look forward to engaging with the students this fall.’
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will teach a course at UVA law school titled: ‘The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel’
Mueller, 76, will teach law students about the probe that Trump continues to blast as a ‘witch hunt,’ and which contributed to Trump’s first impeachment – although the impeachment articles focused on his conduct toward Ukraine.
Mueller made the controversial decision to outline ten potential areas of obstruction of justice by Trump in his report, without making a recommendation to charge him. His report acknowledged Justice Department guidelines against charging a sitting president.
Mueller’s former deputy Aaron Zebley also will take part
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is sworn in to testify alongside his former Deputy Special Counsel Aaron Zebley before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, 24 July 2019
Former President Trump regularly attacked Mueller and his team for the ‘witch hunt’
His the 448-page report lays out multiple areas of potential misconduct, including potential efforts to obstruct the investigation itself. Mueller never got an in-person interview with Trump, but the two sides traded questions in writing through lawyers.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr infuriated Democrats with his own four-page summary of the report in March 2019 before it was made available to the public.
Prosectors in New York continue to investigate Trump’s business, having obtained tax return information. Mueller made efforts to keep his investigating closer to the Russia issues on which it began.
His course, The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel, will take part in six sessions, the Washington Examiner reporter.
Mueller’s team of prosecutors are also taking part. Among them are former deputy Aaron Zebley, as well as former assistant Jim Quarles, both at the law firm Wilmer Hale, and Andrew Goldstein, who heads Cooley’s white collar defense practice.
Another top prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, blames Zebley in part for reining in the team and keeping them from fully pursuing Trump’s finances.
‘We could have done more,’ he wrote in his tell-all. Zebley also attended UVA.
Mueller, too, is at Wilmer Hale.
According to UVA, sections will focus on ‘navigating the relationship with the Justice Department and Congress, investigative actions relating to the White House and the importance of the Roger Stone prosecution.’ Trump pardoned Stone months before he left office.