Bipartisan Senate Report Offers Strongest Evidence Yet that Trump Lied to Mueller - 2020-08-18
WASHINGTON — Clocking in at nearly 1,000 pages and drawing on three-and-a-half years of work and more than a million documents, the latest report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is perhaps the most complete accounting yet of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election to damage Hillary Clinton and help elect Donald Trump.
The report is the fifth and final volume of the Senate intelligence committee's attempt to understand what the Russian government did, what the Trump campaign did, the actions taken by each side's representatives, and why. The report is a bipartisan product. Members of the committee's Democratic and Republican staffs compiled the report. Fourteen of the committee's 15 senators from both parties endorsed the report. (The lone dissenter was Sen. James Risch (R-Ida.). Risch didn't dispute that Russia disrupted American democracy but complained that the final report didn't say the committee "found no evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. More on that later.)
Here are the key takeaways from the report.