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Breaking Down the Mueller Report: Jared Kushner’s Transition Meetings with Russian Individuals

According to the Mueller Report, almost immediately after Trump’s election, Jared Kushner met with two high-ranking individuals: Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador at the time, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, who heads the sanctioned Russian state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB). Why was Kushner meeting with high-ranking, Kremlin-connected Russians when the Trump transition team was well aware of Russian efforts to interfere in the elections? Why did Kushner later hide these meetings from the government?

Mueller Found Evidence of Collusion

We’ve been waiting for two years to hear the answer to the question of whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. The answer is in: He did. The spin from Attorney General Barr and the president that there was no evidence of collusion is simply not true. In 173 pages on Russian interference, Mueller identified constant contact and interaction between the Russian campaign to elect Donald Trump and the Trump campaign. Mueller found clear evidence of collusion, as the examples below demonstrate.

The Mueller Report, Like the Watergate Roadmap, Should be Considered an Impeachment Referral

Despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s redactions and spin, it is clear that the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be considered an impeachment referral for obstruction of justice by the President of the United States, akin to Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s “roadmap” detailing troubling actions by President Richard Nixon.

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