US Senate report goes beyond Mueller to lay bare Trump campaign's Russia links - 2020-08-18

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F345.png US Senate report goes beyond Mueller to lay bare Trump campaign's Russia links August 18, 2020, Luke Harding, The Guardian

A report by the Senate intelligence committee provides a treasure trove of new details about Donald Trump's relationship with Moscow, and says that a Russian national who worked closely with Trump's presidential campaign in 2016 was a career intelligence officer.

The bipartisan report runs to nearly 1,000 pages and goes further than last year's investigation into Russian election interference by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. It lays out a stunning web of contacts between Trump, his top election aides and Russian government officials, in the months leading up to the 2016 election.

The Senate panel identifies Konstantin Kilimnik as a Russian intelligence officer employed by the GRU, the military intelligence agency behind the 2018 poisoning of the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal. It cites evidence – some of it redacted – linking Kilimnik to the GRU's hacking and dumping of Democratic party emails.

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{{cite news | first = Luke | last = Harding | author2 = Julian Borger | title = US Senate report goes beyond Mueller to lay bare Trump campaign's Russia links | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/18/donald-trump-us-senate-report-russia-campaign | work = The Guardian | date = August 18, 2020 | accessdate = September 20, 2020 }}