However, as Trump’s Attorney-General wrote, quoting directly from Mueller’s words: «The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or co-ordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.»
Though it did not find evidence of collusion, Mueller’s investigation did make revelations that in another time, about another president, may have been fatal: evidence that Russia did interfere on his behalf, that Trump’s campaign appeared to be aware of this, and that many of the people around him sought to hide that fact.
This evidence seems, however, have been largely ignored. After the long wait for Mueller’s much anticipated report, will it have any impact?
On Please Explain this week — Nick O’Malley dives into Mueller’s report. US correspondant Matthew Knott and deputy world editor Chris Zappone grapple with the question of whether the report is an indictment on US democracy, or merely another Trump scandal likely consigned to the scrap heap.
And joining us from the US, former Republian communications director and CNN contributor Tara Setmayer navigates the report in her role as a director of a non-profit dedicated to protecting democratic norms, ideals and institutions.
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