As an extension to the Mueller Report tale, which really has been the focal point in mainstream news lately, let us cover the indictments resulting from the investigation.
- 6 former Trump advisers,
- 26 Russian nationals,
- 3 Russian companies,
- 1 Californian man, and
- 1 London-based lawyer.
The charges include both election interference against the overseas Russians, and various other crimes by American Trump advisers.
The Trump advisers did NOT conspire with Russian officials to impact the election. Five of the advisors have pleaded guilty to other crimes. Manafort and Gates were charged with a series of offenses related to their past work for Ukrainian politicians and their finances. Papadopoulos and Flynn both admitted making false statements to investigators to hide their contacts with Russians, and Cohen admitted making false statements to Congress.
The Russian nationals and the three Russian companies face 161 total charges. It is highly unlikely that any of those indicted will ever be extradited to the U.S. to face the charges.