Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, explained

In May 2017, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special counsel overseeing the investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials during the 2016 election.

Since then, Mueller’s ongoing investigation has unearthed numerous crimes that have led to indictments or guilty pleas from 33 individuals and three companies. This includes five former Trump advisers, 26 Russian nationals, one California man, three Russian companies, and one London-based lawyer. Seven of these 33 people (including all five former Trump aides implicated in the probe) have pleaded guilty to crimes.

The investigation continues, with rumors swirling that Mueller will soon release a report of his findings. This guide will help you understand everything you need to know about this story, from the crimes to the key players to how it all connects to President Trump — and what it could mean for his administration.