I read Volume I of the Mueller Report. I skipped the opening interpretative spin preceding the Report. The following are directly from the Report along with their respective page numbers.
– “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a sweeping and systematic fashion” via “a social media campaign” and “conducted computer-intrusion operations against… the Clinton Campaign…” and “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” pp. 38-39
– The details of Russian Social Media Campaign, and Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations, and Russian Contacts with the Campaign, and Intrusions Targeting our Elections, e.g. Florida and Illinois are laid out, pp. 40-118
– The “Trump Tower ‘if it’s what you say, I love it'” meeting, the change to the Republican Party Platform policy toward Ukraine (pro-Russian stance) and U.S. Sanctions Against Russia, etc.., issues are covered, pp. 118-163
The Mueller Report opted to not pursue charges of Collusion or Coordination because of the following reasoning:
— “Collusion like coordination does not have a settled definition in federal law”
— “Coordination required agreement, either tacit or express, between the Trump Campaign and the Russian Government” and despite a willingness to accept assistance Mueller concluded that “the evidence was insufficient, often due to false testimony or refusal to testify.” To date, five Trump aides are in prison.
Despite lacking empathy, having no scruples, and feeling no shame, he does have the gall, lots of gall.
He calls the Mueller Report a “witch hunt” and repeatedly refers to Congressional hearings as “do-overs.” He stonewalls. He refuses to cooperate with Congressional requests. He calls any and all facts and news he dislikes “fake news.” He loves power and to use it against his critics. He ordered “HIS” attorney general to investigate the origin of the “Russian investigation,” while he wrongly claims “no collusion, no obstruction” though Mueller’s statements are Appendix supported.
He rejects our government’s seventeen intelligence agencies’ united report that Russia was involved in our 2012 presidential campaign. He says he believes Putin’s denial. The Mueller Report left many unanswered questions.
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then it probably is a duck.”