Special Counsel Robert Mueller III¿s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump¿including links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may arise in the course of the investigation¿has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. President Trump and his supporters affirm that the investigation is a ¿witch hunt¿ and the product of a plot by the political establishment¿the ¿deep state¿¿to delegitimize his presidency. Democrats in the US House of Representatives hope to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracks Mueller¿s every move, and the investigation has been subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It has resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others.