Newsletter: Morning Score: 2020ers talk Mueller report, but how are down ballot candidates responding?
The report also detailed the ways Russia tried to break into American election infrastructure. “It confirmed media reports that the Russians had stolen voter data from Illinois’ election board and, in another example of third-party risk, breached an election vendor in Florida as a way of targeting its customers,” Eric wrote. Mueller also declined to bring criminal campaign finance charges against any member of the Trump campaign related to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump Jr. and others had with a Russian lawyer (page 185 in the report). The Campaign Legal Center’s Brendan Fischer argued Trump Jr. could still be on the hook for civil penalties from the FEC (CLC and Common Cause had previously filed complaints about the meeting).
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