Mueller Has Been Looking At Middle Eastern Nations’ Influence On US Politics

WASHINGTON - JUNE 25:  FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has gone global, according to a Thursday morning report from the Daily Beast.

Court documents that Mueller plans to file in 2019 will highlight the special counsel’s expanded probe into Middle Eastern countries’ efforts to influence American politics, according to three sources familiar with the new development who spoke to the Daily Beast.

Trump campaign associates have reportedly been interviewed about their contacts and conversations with people well-connected with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel, people familiar with the investigation told the Daily Beast. Mueller’s team reportedly plans to outline other foreigners’ efforts — beyond Russians — to help Trump land the presidency in the impending court documents.

Read the full Daily Beast report here. 

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