Barr: Russian Schemers ‘Did Not Have the Cooperation of President Trump or the Trump Campaign’ By Susan Jones for CNS News
“One of the primary purposes of the Special Counsel’s investigation was to determine whether President Trump’s campaign or any individual associated with it conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election,” Attorney General William Barr told a news conference in Washington Thursday morning.
“As you will see, the special counsel’s report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Barr continued:
I am sure that all Americans share my concern about the efforts of the Russian government to interfere in our presidential election. As the special counsel report makes clear, the Russian government sought to interfere in our election process.
But thanks to the Special Counsel’s thorough investigation, we now know that the Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign, or the knowing assistance of any other American, for that matter.