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Mueller’s Choice of Criminal Charges: Why the Trump Team Should Be Very Worried
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Mueller’s Choice of Criminal Charges: Why the Trump Team Should Be Very Worried

Author Sam Berger discusses what we know so far about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia and why he expects more indictments from the special counsel.

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  • Sam Berger

Ryan Goodman recently highlighted an important revelation contained in the memo written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee: Not only had the Russians told the Trump campaign that they had dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails, but they had also previewed for George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser on the campaign, that they could help with disseminating them.

This revelation would suggest significant legal exposure on its own. But when viewed within the broader context of what we know about the Russia investigation, it is further evidence of an extremely troubling pattern of interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia-linked operatives, which show an intertwining of two campaigns to elect Donald Trump: one run out of Trump Tower and one run out of the Kremlin.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform