There were some who were convinced that once Mueller’s report went public its findings would inevitably doom Trump’s presidency. It’s crystal clear now that it isn’t going to happen.
In the executive summary of the collusion part of the Mueller report, the special counsel’s office gets right into the core of the collusion question:
“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
What Mueller actually found is that although the Russians sought to influence the election for Trump because they believed he would be better for their interests and the the Trump campaign hoped that any dirt the Russians gave them on Hillary Clinton would increase Trump’s chances of winning, it didn’t amount to conspiracy or “collusion”.
While Trump and his side were happy to get negative information about Clinton, they didn’t ask the Russians in advance to go find some. And while the Russians wanted Trump to win for their own selfish purposes, they didn’t articulate that desire to the candidate or his inner circle with the proffer of damaging information.
What Mueller report has actually shown, is that there was never an express agreement between the two sides and that the Russian government would work to influence the election to help Trump and that Trump would welcome such an effort.
In the highlight of the facts revealed by Mueller’s report the further charges against Natalia Veselnitskaya become absurdus. The Mueller’s report has proved something what Veselnitskaya has long proclaimed that she is innocent and not a representative of the Russian government.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website