It sure sounds like it, well no shit Sherlock the Russian indictments was just for show .. Why Manafort’s Flip May Matter More Than 25 Russian Indictments Why Manafort’s Flip May Matter More Than 25 Russian Indictments As Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential coordination with the Trump campaign moved forward, the indictments stacked up with impressive speed. So far, Mueller has charged 32 people in connection with the Russia investigation, far more than other major special-counsel investigations like Whitewater and Iran-Contra yielded. (Among the special investigations on our chart, only Watergate has more.) There’s a problem, though, with simply comparing the number of indictments in different investigations. That approach assumes that all the indictments are in the same general category. For the Mueller investigation, they aren’t.