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Robert Mueller Investigation

Words: 2186 Length: 8 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 688338


Robert Mueller was appointed by George W. Bush to serve a ten year term as the 6th Director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013 (Obama granted him a two year extension).  Today, appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Mueller is heading the Special Counsel investigation into the long-standing claim that Russia “hacked” the 2016 presidential elections, though the investigation has been said to be more wide ranging than that (Mondics, 2017).  This paper will provide information on who Mueller is, what the investigation is all about, why it was initiated, and what the latest news on it has revealed.


Robert Mueller was born in New York City in 1944.  His father worked for DuPont and had served in the Navy during WWII.  Mueller’s boyhood was spent in Princeton, New Jersey and at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.  Mueller attended Princeton University, took a BA…… [Read More]


Blum, H.  (2017).  How scared should Trump be of Mueller?  Retrieved from https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/how-scared-should-trump-be-of-mueller-ask-john-gotti-or-sammy-the-bull

Fredericks, B.  (2018)  GOP-led House panel fins no collusion.  Retrieved from https://nypost.com/2018/04/27/gop-led-house-panel-finds-no-collusion-between-trump-campaign-kremlin/

Goodwin, M.  (2017).  New York Times’ coverage of Mueller is peak liberal bias.  Retrieved from https://nypost.com/2017/11/05/new-york-times-coverage-of-mueller-is-peak-liberal-bias/

Lamothe, D.  (2018).  Robert Mueller’s military career.  Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2018/02/23/robert-muellers-military-career-detailed-in-documents-was-brief-but-remarkable/?utm_term=.53093487ad8d

Mayer, J.  (2009).  The dark side.  NY:  Anchor Books.Mondics, C.  (2017).  Wide-ranging Mueller probe could end up far from where it began.  Retrieved from  http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/chris-mondics/trump-russia-mueller-manafort-investigation-20170810.html

Reuters.  (2013).  FBI Director says U.S. will hold Snowden responsible on NSA leak.  Retrieved from https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-security-mueller/fbi-director-says-u-s-will-hold-snowden-responsible-on-nsa-leak-idUKBRE95C0Q420130613

Tanfani, J.  (2017).  Trump campaign manager, ex-aide charged in Russia probe.  Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-pol-essential-washington-updates-paul-manafort-and-business-associate-1509365548-htmlstory.html

Turley, J.  (2018).  ‘Ethical’ James Comey is under investigation for unethical acts.  Retrieved from http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/384257-ethical-james-comey-under-investigation-for-unethical-acts

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Quebec Referendum

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Elections and Dennis Tourbin Controversy

The following paper is mainly related to elections. It has three parts. In the first part, the paper discusses the effect of leaders on the results of an election. It also discusses the results of Quebec elections 2014 and the effect of leaders on it. The second part of the paper focuses on the Dennis Tourbin controversy and the reasons behind the cancellation of the exhibit it was going to be a part of. The last part of the paper discusses whether the cancellation of the exhibit was against Tourbin's rights or not. It also discusses the impact of the exhibit at Ottawa art gallery on the Quebec referendum.

Impact of Leaders on Election esults

Nowadays, the leaders have a great impact on the performance of the political parties in the elections. The leaders appearing in election advertisements on the television and in different campaign…… [Read More]


Bean, C. & Mughan, A. (1989). Leadership effects in parliamentary elections in Australia and Britain. The American Political Science Review, pp. 1165 -- 1179.

Conway, H. (2014). Quebec election 2014: 5 things to watch. CBC News, 6th April, pp. 1-3.

Conway, H. (2014). Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois. CBC News, 21st February, pp. 1-2.

Conway, H. (2014). Quebec Liberal Party Leader Philippe Couillard. CBC News, 19th February, pp. 1-4.
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Voter Turnout

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Role of Diminishing Marginal Return on Voter Turnout

This paper looks at the effects of diminishing marginal returns on voter turnout by comparing voter turnout in various countries. The paper will look at countries with both high and low voter turnout and attempt to explain the differences in the importance of the vote in explaining the differences.

Voter Turnout in Established and Less-Established Democracies

While the leaders in turnout during the past few decades have been mainly new democracies, when one looks at broader figures there does appear to be a difference in turnout between "established democracies" and "less-established democracies.

Political scientist Arend Lijphart, categorized established democracies as all countries that are democratic now, and have been democratic for the last 20 years, and which have a population of at least a quarter of a million people (International IDEA, 2000).

A. Discussion of Data from Established Democracies vs. Less-Established…… [Read More]


Anderson, D. (1999). Alternative Electoral Systems: An Answer to Our Governing Crisis in Paul Scheele (ed.), We Get What We Vote For... Or Do We? Westport, CN: Praeger Publishing.

Barber, K. (1995). A Right to Representation: Proportional Systems for the 21st Century.

Center for Voting and Democracy.

International IDEA (2000). International IDEA Voter Turnout. IDEA Newsletter, Vol. 4.
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Communications Media Coverage of Presidential

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A candidate is "dumb" or, possibly, "dumber" than his opponent.

The assassination of a Basque politician by the Basque separatist group ETA on the very eve of the election, March 7th, threatened to again confound public opinion of the relative merits of the two major candidates. Ramon Cotarelo, a professor of political science at Madrid's Complutense University opined that public sympathy could swing to Zapatero because the assassinated man was a member of his party or, as the media also reported, "But it could go the other way.... People might say, 'iron fist. The Socialists are no good. Look, they negotiate and it does no good. You have to vote for the right.'"

The idea that public opinion is so easily swayed by last minute violence, or by emotional responses to such violence, is typical of much political thinking in the two countries. Time is not wasted on the real…… [Read More]

Works Cited


Boehm, Christopher. Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice." The Collection, National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2006. URL:  http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg23/gg23-1226.0.html . http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5025442054

DNC: McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and John Hagee." News Wire, 3 March 2008. www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5025442054