Robert Mueller’s findings in Russia probe laid bare in court records

Robert Mueller’s findings in Russia probe laid bare in court records

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump was in full deflection mode.The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presiden

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WASHINGTON – Donald Trump was in full deflection mode.The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertain the thought for a moment.Global NewsHelp us improve Globalnews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

“Russia, if you’re listening,” said Trump, looking directly into a television camera, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing” – messages Clinton was reported to have deleted from her private email server.READ MORE: Robert Mueller’s report won’t be delivered to Justice Department next week, AP source saysActually, Russia was doing more than listening: It had been trying to help Republican Trump for months. That very day, hackers working with Russia’s military intelligence tried to break into email accounts associated with Clinton’s personal office.It was just one small part of a sophisticated election interference operation carried out by the Kremlin – and meticulously chronicled by special counsel Robert Mueller.We know this, though Mueller has made not a single public comment since his appointment in May 2017. We know this, though the full, final report on the investigation, believed to be in its final stages, may never be made public. It’s up to Attorney General William Barr.WATCH: White House says Trump not concerned about Mueller report

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