Has the President Been Exonerated?
‘It is a wholesale condemnation of Russia … which raises significant questions about why the president continues to consider that a non-issue’
Paul Rosenzweig is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute and former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security.
The report is certainly an exoneration of the president and his campaign on the allegation that they coordinated with or conspired with the Russian government. It is more equivocal on the question of his personal post-election obstructive conduct. And it is a wholesale condemnation of Russia and the Russian government for their activities, which raises significant questions about why the president continues to consider that a non-issue. The report also appears to be a significant condemnation of the president’s team—including his campaign manager; deputy campaign manager; personal attorney; and first national security adviser, all of whom have pleaded guilty to or been convicted of serious criminal charges.
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