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Timeline: The major developments in the college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

In what Department of Justice prosecutors are calling the biggest admissions scam in U.S. history, at least 50 people allegedly bribed coaches and paid for forged standardized tests in a conspiracy to get their children admitted to elite American colleges.

Details: To date, 50 people — from business leaders to celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and athletic coaches — have been charged in the alleged scheme, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues.

Trump reacts to Mueller report release: "I chose not to" end investigation

In one of his first tweets after the release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday, President Trump said that he "had the right to end" the investigation, which he called a "whole Witch Hunt," but "chose not to."

"I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!"

The state of play: Mueller's report didn't state that Trump obstructed the investigations against him — though it laid out 10 potential episodes of obstruction of justice and explicitly did not exonerate him.

Go deeper: 7 takeaways from the Mueller report