Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
While special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian government, his redacted report paints a picture of a campaign deeply co-opted by a multi-pronged Russian influence campaign.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign and the Russian government worked together for the President’s victory in 2016, a redacted version of the Mueller report states.
Attorney General Bill Barr gave Trump a full-throated “no collusion” seal of approval during his Thursday press conference preceding the public release of the redacted Mueller report, repeating variations of the phrase at least five times during the 25-minute presser.
White House attorneys have had “numerous conversations” with Justice Department officials about the conclusion of the Mueller report, the New York Times reported, helping the President’s legal team prepare in advance for the document’s release.