Mueller report: ‘Beyond implausible’ Trump team was unaware of Russian election interference, says legal expert
And while the investigation did not find evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it uncovered “multiple links between Trump campaign officials and individuals tied to the Russian government”. “This is based on 11 CFR 110.20. I’ve actually written about why Mr. Mueller wouldn’t charge Trump Jr. over this meeting before. In essence he decided not to prosecute Trump Jr. for two reasons: (1) it would be hard to classify opposition research as “a thing of value” and this would have been the first time in US history that such an effort would have been made; and (2) because of a tick (feature or bug?) in campaign finance law, ignorance of the law actually is an excuse and here, Mr. Mueller determined that Trump Jr. was not familiar with the intricacies of campaign finance law. Who really is, though? Campaign Legal Center – that’s about it.
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