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    Yes I just saw this discussed in Nicole Wallace's program on MSNBC. The evidence is irrefutable and damning, but yet the Senate Republicans attached an appendix to the report which reads:

    Republican appendix to the report:

    "After more than three years of investigation by this Committee, we can now say with no doubt, there was no collusion."

    The Democratic members of the committee likewise attached their appendix which reads as follows:

    "The committee’s bipartisan report unambiguously shows that members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to get Trump elected. … Paul Manafort, while he was chairman of the Trump campaign, was secretly communicating with a Russian intelligence officer with whom he discussed campaign strategy and repeatedly shared internal campaign polling data... This is what collusion looks like."

    So much like the Mueller report, one can read it and draw conclusions, but you'll get two different interpretations of the facts. Republicans should be ashamed...

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    Yes an damming report. However if the same bunch of Republicans stay under Biden, I fear the same will happen over and over again. Because this country sticks to its "old" ways and refuses to update the "system" and "laws" to fit 2020. I even bet that Biden will not eradicate the "electoral college" as well fix other "laws" with "flaws"
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    Without a lot of fanfare, the Republicans in the Senate have confirmed the accuracy of the Mueller report over and over again. The Senate Intelligence committee just completed its FIFTH report on the topic. Heather Cox Richardson provides a more complete description, but here are the main points:

    The first volume of the committee’s report established that Russians successfully breached U.S. election systems in 2016

    The second volume explained that Russian operatives “sought to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton's chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin.”

    The third volume examined how the U.S. government responded to the Russian attacks. The fourth reviewed and defended the methods and findings of the Intelligence Community.

    And, on August 18, the committee released the fifth volume. The committee reviewed about a million documents and interviewed more than 200 witnesses. Its 966 pages establish extensive connections between Russian operatives and Trump campaign officials in 2016.

    They established that Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort worked closely during the campaign with his longtime business associate in Ukraine, Konstantin Kilimnik, whom the report identifies as a “Russian intelligence officer.”

    This means that, according to Republicans—as well as the Democrats on the committee—in 2016, Trump’s campaign manager was actively working with a Russian intelligence officer.

    Paul Manafort’s backstory matters.

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-7-2020

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    So what does this help right now? May be nice for the history books, but won't help this country move in the right direction.

    Mueller did an lousy job and somehow was put on the wrong path by not investigating the "money trail" . Cohen on his interview with Rachel showed exactly what Trump wants and does. But yeah this country still does not wake up to reality of this con-man; he wants to be as Putin; solely in power without any restrictions and opposition.

    And still his "cult" does not get the "picture. Amazing how insecure gullible Americans are. But yeah if Trump gets re-elected then they hopefully find out, but by then it is too late.

    Anyway Rachel had an excellent interview and Cohen painted the picture as it is.

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    There's been no shortage of books written about Trump since he took office, but ANOTHER one will be released in the near future. Andrew Weissman, who was a top prosecutor on the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, reveals his perspective on the proceedings in a new book, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation. Weissman reveals private pressure on the prosecutorial team thanks to the looming threat of President Donald Trump’s nearly constant belligerence.

    Weissman characterizes Trump as “like an animal, clawing at the world with no concept of right and wrong,” and he notes examples of the damaging impact, like in the case of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort

    As The Atlantic explains, “The Special Counsel’s Office also worked under the constant threat that Trump would fire Mueller, as Richard Nixon had fired Archibald Cox, the first Watergate special prosecutor, in the Saturday Night Massacre.”

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    As The Atlantic explains, Weissman also writes in his book that “that the real reason for not compelling the president to be interviewed was Mueller’s aversion to having an explosive confrontation with the White House.” Trump did eventually submit written answers to questions from Mueller’s team, but those answers do not seem to have produced much of anything substantive for the team.

    https://bipartisanreport.com/2020/09/21/new-tell-all-book-reveals-secret-trump-russia-investigation-information/

    (1) " The White House was rocked overnight by an explosive report that President Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June and only backed down after the top White House lawyer threatened to quit."

    A source told Fox News that Trump did not tell White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, but did discuss the possibility of doing so during a meeting with McGahn and others.

    Trump asked McGahn if he would talk to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (who has authority over the special counsel) about it, the source said.

    McGahn, though, told the president in no uncertain terms that firing Mueller – the head of the probe into possible collusion by Trump associates with Moscow – would be a horrible idea and blow up in his face, the source said. Trump took McGahn’s advice and dropped active consideration of firing Mueller, though continued to reserve that as an option if Mueller’s Russia investigation took an inappropriate turn, Fox News is told.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/did-trump-try-to-fire-mueller-behind-the-scenes-of-presidents-dispute-with-his-legal-team

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    Yes, my feeling at that time was that "something" moved Mueller to be less "defined". I absolutely do not understand that people here can be so much influenced by this "mafia' figure. It really shows how "weak" our system is.

    Therefore it is time to get rid of this "decease" called Trump. "Chickens" should never take an job as Mueller did; he should have known better and told the truth as well have investigated the "money" trail.

    Even now I'm amazed that everyone "bows" for the "bully". Indeed he's the second "Hitler". Congratulations America you have become another "dictatorship"