The Mueller report revealed there was no collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia.
However, for months Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairman, repeated the claim that he had “enormous amounts of evidence” of collusion between Trump’s Campaign and Russia.
In fact, he stated that “there’s no one that could factually say there’s not plenty of evidence of collaboration or communication between Trump Organization and Russians”
Yet these claims clearly conflict with the extensive report released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
According to the report, the social media operation and GRU hacking campaign corresponded with a sequence of contacts between Trump Campaign officials and individuals with ties to the Russian government.
Mueller’s team investigated whether those contacts mirrored or culminated in the campaign working together or matching with Russia in its election meddling actions.
“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Even still, opponents of the Trump administration argue that there is ample evidence of collusion by the Trump Campaign.
Their claim is that the Russian connections were made up of business associations, attempts to assist to the campaign, bids for then candidate Trump and Putin to make contact, bids for Campaign operatives and functionaries of the Russian government engage, and policy proposals that sought better US- Russia relations.
Also, the investigation looked at many connections between individuals with links to the Russian ministry and individuals related with the Trump campaign; the evidence was deemed too weak to press criminal charges
Despite all these legal forms of contact, the Mueller team did not find enough evidence to charge any campaign official as an uncertified agent of the Russian ministry or other Russian principal.
Specifically, evidence concerning the June 9, 2016 convention and WikiLeak’s release of compromised materials was not enough to support a criminal campaign-finance violation (Ibid).
Evidence was not credible enough to support a charge against any member of the Trump Campaign for conspiring with agents of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.
Now the question is whether Senator Warner will bring forward anything.
However, the possibility that one Senator held information that Mueller was unaware of, is slim to none.
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