[31] 2017/11: Enter Robert Mueller

Completion Date: 08 November 2017
Medium: Paint & ink on board
Dimensions: 30 X 40 inches

On May 17, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to serve as special counsel for the United States Department of Justice. In this capacity, Mueller oversees the investigation into “any links and/or coordination between Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump, and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”. Mueller’s appointment to oversee the investigation immediately garnered widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

On October 30, 2017 Mueller filed charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. The 12 charges include conspiracy to launder money, violations of the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and conspiracy against the United States.