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A Year into Mueller’s Investigation, Here’s the Case for Collusion
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A Year into Mueller’s Investigation, Here’s the Case for Collusion

Authors Sam Berger and Max Bergmann argue that, given the findings from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the question is not whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians but, rather, how deep that collusion went.

Authors

  • Sam Berger
  • Max Bergmann

One year ago today, lifelong Republican Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel to investigate potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In that time, 22 people have been indicted and five have pleaded guilty. Charges have been brought against Trump’s campaign chairman, and Mueller has secured guilty pleas from the President’s former national security adviser and deputy campaign chairman. We have even learned that Trump’s campaign had a suspected Russian agent as a foreign policy adviser.

Despite the whirlwind of revelations over the past year, as well as efforts by President Trump and his defenders in Congress to distract and confuse and brand the investigation a “witch hunt,” the Trump-Russia story remains, at its core, a relatively simple one.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform

Max Bergmann

Senior Fellow