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The Special Counsel investigation was an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, of links between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials, and of possible obstruction of justice by Trump and his associates. The investigation was conducted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller from May 2017 to March 2019. It was also called the Russia investigation, the Mueller probe, and the Mueller investigation. The Mueller investigation culminated with the Mueller Report, which concluded that though the Trump campaign welcomed Russian interference and expected to benefit from it, there was insufficient evidence to bring any conspiracy charges against Trump or his associates. The report did not reach a conclusion about possible obstruction of justice of Trump, citing a Justice Department guideline that prohibits the federal indictment of a sitting president. The investigation resulted in charges against 34 individuals and 3 companies, 8 guilty pleas, and a conviction at trial.The Mueller investigation was created by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Respected former FBI director Mueller was chosen to lead it due to a shortage of senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys. The dismissal of James Comey was a factor in the decision to use a Special Counsel. The Mueller investigation took over the FBI's investigation, which the FBI had named Operation Crossfire Hurricane. According to its authorizing document, the investigation's scope included allegations of "links and/or coordination" between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign. Mueller was also mandated to pursue "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." The probe included a criminal investigation which looked into potential obstruction of justice charges against President Trump and members of his campaign or his administration.The investigation was officially concluded on March 22, 2019. The report concluded that the Russian Internet Research Agency's social media campaign supported Trump's presidential candidacy while attacking Clinton's, and Russian intelligence hacked and released damaging material from the Clinton campaign and various Democratic Party organizations. The investigation "identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign", and determined that the Trump campaign "expected it would benefit electorally" from Russian hacking efforts. However, ultimately "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities". Mueller later said that the investigation's conclusion on Russian interference "deserves the attention of every American".On potential obstruction of justice by President Trump, the investigation "does not conclude that the President committed a crime", as investigators would not indict a sitting president per an Office of Legal Counsel opinion. However, the investigation "also does not exonerate" Trump, finding both public and private actions "by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations". Ten episodes of potential obstruction by the president were described. The report states that Congress can decide whether Trump obstructed justice, and has the authority to take action against him. Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had authorized the Mueller probe, decided on March 24, 2019, that the evidence was insufficient to establish a finding that Trump committed obstruction of justice. Upon his resignation on May 29, 2019, Mueller stated that: "the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing". In July 2019, Mueller testified to Congress that a president could be charged with obstruction of justice (or other crimes) after he left office. Original claims of Russian election involvement The first public US government assertion of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election came in a joint statement on September 22, 2016, by Senator Dianne Feinstein and House member Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, respectively. The US Intelligence Community released a similar statement fifteen days later.In January 2017, an assessment was released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, then headed by Obama appointee James Clapper, which asserted that Russian leadership had favored presidential candidate Donald Trump over rival candidate Hillary Clinton, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's electoral chances and "undermine public faith in the US democratic process". It is alleged that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election by bolstering the candidacies of Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Jill Stein in order to increase political instability in the United States as well as to damage the Clinton presidential campaign. Origin and powers Original FBI investigations When the special counsel was appointed by Rod Rosenstein in May 2017, the special counsel took over an existing counterintelligence investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into what proved to be Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and numerous secretive links between Trump associates and Russian officials. According to reports, Australian officials informed American officials that in May 2016, a Trump presidential campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, told the Australian High Commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, that Russian officials were in possession of politically damaging information relating to Hillary Clinton, the rival presidential candidate to Trump from Democratic Party. Since the FBI, in response to this information, opened an investigation into the links between Trump associates and Russian officials on July 31, 2016, the meeting between Papadopoulos and Downer is considered to be the 'spark' that led to the Mueller investigation. In February 2018, the Nunes memo, written by staff for U.S. Representative Devin Nunes, stated that the information on Papadopoulos "triggered the opening of" the original FBI investigation, rather than the Trump-Russia dossier of Christopher Steele (see below) as asserted by, among others, Trump, Nunes, Fox News hosts Steve Doocy, Ed Henry, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy.The special counsel also took over an FBI investigation on whether President Trump had committed obstruction of justice, which began within eight days after Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. CNN reported in December 2018 that then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe started the investigation based on Comey's firing—which had been recommended in writing by Rosenstein in what became known as the Comey memo—and.... Discover the Tessa Layne popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Tessa Layne books.

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The Misters

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Heart of a Cowboy

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE HEAT** He Shouldn't Want Her... Blake Sinclaire knows he shouldn't want Maddie Hansen - she's the daugh...

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A Hero's Honor

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Police Chief Travis Kincaid Has Rules…. ·      Never leave the door unlocked ·      Never mix work and pleasure ·    &#x...

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Guilty Pleasures

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What’s your guilty pleasure? Pick your poison.  USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne brings you the first book in each of her steamy contemporary r...

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Heart of a Bull Rider

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE REDEMPTION** Two broken hearts... A career-ending injury from a bull named Damnation has stopped Cody Hansen’...

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They trusted him to protect... Former Navy SEAL Cash Aiken assumed he could leave behind the trauma of war and settle into life as a bodyguard. Why not? He was big, smart, and n...

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Heart of a Rancher

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE BLISS** All’s fair in love and war... D.C. giant and rising star Jarrod O’Neill is no stranger to Prairie, ...

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A broken soldier looking for a second chance Reeling from his best friend’s suicide, former Army Ranger Sterling Walker comes home to Prairie to be foreman at the brand new Re...

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Ride Fast

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The night before fifteen-year-old Jaxon Boyd left for chemo treatment, he made a pact with his best friend and next-door neighbor, Isabella Capizzi. That no matter what happened, thro...

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Ride Rough

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Movie star Trace McBride is in a bit of trouble. More than a bit. He’s taken his bad-boy image too far, too many times, and when he gets arrested for skinny dipping in his producer...

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE PASSION** She is SO not his type… They might have shared a fiery kiss at his brother’s wedding, but ...

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Wild Thang - A Very Naughty RomCom

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When billionaire Mason Carter discovers his longtime crush Luci Cruz has packed her bags and is leaving town forever, he’s got twenty-four hours to convince her to take one last chance on ...

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Will a shared passion be enough to help these polar opposites find true love? Army Ranger Jason Case loved everything about his profession—especially the fact that it le...

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Ride Hard

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When disgraced bull rider Ty Sloane agreed to take a job as foreman at Falcon Ridge Ranch, he didn’t count on having to share his job or his cabin with twenty-one-year-old rising star barr...

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Heart of a Horseman

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE STORM** He’s a down-home rancher… Axel Hansen is a notorious prankster and as fickle as they come, but that...

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Heroes of Resolution Ranch

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Fall head over heels for the sensationally sexy Heroes of Resolution Ranch in this racy boxset from USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. They’ve laid their live...

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Cowboys of the Flint Hills: The Sinclaire Brothers

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Will these sexy alpha cowboys find true love on the range? Or have they met their match in the sassy women they fall for? Now, in ONE boxed-set. The first three books in t...

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE DEVIL** He’s the Devil she shouldn’t want... Colton Kincaid is a rake and a heartbreaker. Thrown out of the house ...

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Looking for a fresh approach to love? Your new favorite author is waiting for you… Close friends to steamy lovers. Small town romance and seduction. A second chance to w...

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Mr. Pink

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** This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE FIRE** Sometimes it takes more than water to put out a fire. Parker has always wondered what would have happened if h...

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Heart of a Wrangler

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**This book was formerly titled PRAIRIE DESIRE** What’s a guy to do when the girl of his dreams makes a pass at him? Saying no to Hope Hansen was the...

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"You won't want to miss this fast-paced, sexy ride." - NYT Bestseller, Cora Seton The complete Cowboys of the Flint Hills series bundled for your pleasure!...

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The town superstar has just met his match.When retired army captain and Prairie's favorite son Sterling Walker returns home to join Resolution Ranch, he finds himself face...

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What happens when the war comes home?Police Chief Travis Kincaid has rules:Never leave the door unlockedNever mix work and pleasureAnd never, never kiss the object of your ...

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When a grouchy veteran rescues a cheerful hippie will it be a match made in heaven or a disaster waiting to happen?When Army Ranger Jason Case accepts an invitation from h...

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Former Navy SEAL Cash Aiken assumed he could leave behind the trauma of war and settle into life as a bodyguard. Why not? He was big, smart, and nothing ever got past his eagle eye. But a sp...

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