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Russia Probe
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Mar 2, 2018

Sum-Up: Mueller Homes In On Trump’s Business In Russia, DNC Hacking

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is apparently homing in on two questions central to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election: What was the exact nature of President Trump’s business dealings in Russia prior to the 2016 election, and what did Trump know about the DNC hacking during the campaign? In recent witness interviews, Mueller’s team has reportedly asked what compromising information Russia may have on the President, and why he abandoned plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The special counsel also has questions about the financing of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant there. Another line of inquiry focuses on whether Trump knew that the DNC and top Democratic operatives’ emails had been hacked before the emails were made public — and whether he was involved in their release. Mueller is reportedly assembling a case against the Russians responsible for the hacking and dissemination of those messages. The President responded to reports about the ongoing investigation in…

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