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Robert Mueller Investigation

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

Introduction

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.

Background

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]

References
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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Mueller Investigation

Words: 1339 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 57346433

The Mueller Investigation or the Special Counsel Investigation was established as a counterintelligence investigation to examine the involvement or interference of the Russian government in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns were characterized by allegations of collusion with the Russian government to interfere with the elections. Controversy regarding the probable interference of the Russian government in the US presidential elections in 2016 is one of the major issues that has faced President Trump’s administration. The Special Counsel led by Robert Mueller carried out its investigations into the matter for two years. Given the significance of the issue in the American political landscape, the Mueller Investigation has attracted lots of media coverage and attention over the past two years. This paper examines media coverage on the Mueller Investigation, particularly coverage by Sean Hannity (Fox) and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC).
Media Coverage of Mueller Investigation
Roeder & Mehta (2018) contend…… [Read More]

References
Associated Press & Griffith, K. (2019, March 23). How Pundits Reacted to Conclusion of Mueller Probe: Hannity Celebrates End of ‘With Hunt’ While Maddow Foresees Further Investigations. Daily Mail. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6841471/Cable-viewers-digest-Mueller-news-Hannity-Maddow.html
Ewing, P. (2019, April 15). Robert Mueller’s Russia Report is Coming Thursday. Here’s What You Need to Know. National Public Radio. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://www.npr.org/2019/04/15/712720679/robert-muellers-russia-report-is-coming-soon-here-s-what-you-need-to-know
Horton, A. (2019, March 28). Samantha Bee: ‘You Don’t Need Mueller to Tell You Trump is a Bad, Corrupt Man.’ The Guardian. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/mar/28/samantha-bee-mueller-report-trump-late-night
Liptak, K. & Collins, K. (2019, March 28). Trump Claims Vindication After Mueller Does Not Establish Collusion. CNN. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/24/politics/donald-trump-response-mueller-report/index.html
Roeder, O. & Mehta, D. (2018, December 19). How Cable News Covered Mueller in 2018. ABC News. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-cable-news-covered-mueller-in-2018/
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Quebec Referendum

Words: 3884 Length: 12 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 79853512

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]

References

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

Words: 2166 Length: 8 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 43446342

Elections

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]

Bibliography

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.