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Late Friday, Special Counsel Mueller has sent a note to Congress that he has completed his report, and has transmitted it to the Attorney General for passing on to Congress in some form. The Justice Department also leaked information that there will be no more indictments.

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My belief is that there will be no more indictments because over the past few months Mueller has gotten the grand jury to issue some secret indictments that have been filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. under seal.

What does this mean? That Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. and others are in the clear? My belief is that there will be no more indictments because over the past few months Mueller has gotten the grand jury to issue some secret indictments that have been filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. under seal. These sealed indictments will be unsealed and served on the indicted persons in the next few weeks, and Donald Trump may be listed as an unindicted co-conspirator, just as Richard Nixon was in Watergate.

Mueller may have done it in this manner to develop additional evidence from some of the persons secretly indicted, through telephone and email intercepts generated after they learn that they are no longer "under suspicion". They may very well make admissions to their fellow conspirators in such conversations which can be used against them.

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In addition, these sealed indictments could be farmed out to other Justice Department lawyers in the District of Columbia and to the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City (especially if it involves Russian money laundering or violations of the emoluments clause}. Whether or not there is evidence of Trump's collusion with the Russians which Mueller has uncovered, there clearly is evidence of Trump's obstruction of justice since he has become President.

What must be remembered is that the report to Congress relates mainly to whether or not there are impeachable offenses relating to Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential campaign that have been committed by Trump and those who have acted at his direction. It is not whether there are criminal violations of federal law which could result in criminal charges being brought. What is important to Congress is whether or not the President has been involved in "Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" which might result in his impeachment and removal from office.

There are many threads still open: the prosecution of Roger Stone; the sentencing of Rick Gates, Michael Flynn and others; the location and arrest of fugitive Konstantin Kalimnik (to whom Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 campaign and who has links to Russian intelligence); the sworn testimony of some of Michael Cohen's cronies at the Trump Organization; and so on. Just because Mueller has submitted his report does not mean that all the criminal prosecutions are over, and that the investigation is concluded.

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Ted Vaill