Final Senate Report on 'Aggressive' Russian Interference: Manafort Was a 'Grave Counterintelligence Threat' - 2020-08-18

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F375.png Final Senate Report on 'Aggressive' Russian Interference: Manafort Was a 'Grave Counterintelligence Threat' August 18, 2020, Jamie Ross, Daily Beast

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its fifth and final report on Russia's "aggressive, multifaceted effort" to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump.

The committee described its 966-page bipartisan report as "the most comprehensive description to date of Russia's activities and the threat they posed." The report goes further than Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report by concluding that President Trump most likely did have advance knowledge of Russia's hack of Democratic National Convention emails before WikiLeaks released them—contrary to what the president told Mueller's team.

It also provides fresh evidence of Paul Manafort's connections to Russian intelligence officers, establishing a clear pipeline between Russia and the top level of the Trump campaign. And it has new details of how the FBI handled the dossier from ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

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