The Mueller Report

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 On March 22, 2019, Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel on the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 Presidential Election submitted their report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, 2019. On April 18, 2019, the  two-volume, 448-page redacted report was released to the public by the Department of Justice.

In this report, Mueller brings light to Donald Trump directing one of his advisors to “put an untruthful paper in an official government fill.”

According to a CNN Poll, only 3% of Americans have actually read the full 448 pages of the report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Specifically, The Special Counsel reports that a Russian entity has taken a social media campaign against Hillary Clinton and favored Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election. The Special Counsel also reports that a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations against entities, employees, and volunteers working on the Clinton Campaign and then released stolen documents.

At a recent Senate hearing, Attorney General William Barr declared there was “no collusion” between the Trump Campaign and Russia, insisting that any and all allegations of collusions have been proven false. According to Hope Yen of AP Fact Check, allegations of “collusion” were not proven false in the Mueller investigation, nor was it addressed. The report stated it did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia because of the lack of sufficient evidence to sustain such charges. The report had also noted that Trump Campaign Officials had declined to testify under the Fifth Amendment, or had provided false/ incomplete testimony, making it difficult to get a complete picture. The report also did not assess whether “collusion” occurred because it is not a legal term. Although, it is noted that the Russian government has perceived it would benefit from Donald Trump as president, and that Trump’s 2016 Campaign would benefit from the information stolen and released through Russian efforts.

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