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Mueller report: Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia to influence 2016 election

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Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election found that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign did not coordinate with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Barr’s letter to Congress said Mueller, who has been investigating Russian interference since May of 2017, identified two separate Russian-sponsored attempts to interfere in the election.

Mueller identified an online disinformation effort spearheaded by a firm called the Internet Research Agency, and a targeted campaign that waged cyber attacks on the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, obtaining materials disseminated through the public by WikiLeaks.

The special counsel’s office indicted 3 Russian companies and 13 Russian nationals in connection with the Internet Research Agency in the summer of 2017, and charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking and aggravated identity theft in July of 2018.

The letter said that neither the “Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from the Russian-affiliated officials to assist the Trump campaign.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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