The Trump administration’s assertion that there had been no Russian collusion whatsoever has been thoroughly debunked by Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians, reports Robert Schlesinger of US News. While information directly implicating the president has yet to surface, this change is highly revealing about the full extent of Russian influence on America’s election. The Russians used several different strategies to encourage people to vote for Trump as well as potential Clinton voters to abstain. Trump has used this news to assert his innocence, when it has far from proven that. His guilt will be determined as Mueller’s probe continues.
While the Mueller investigation has exposed worrying Russian intervention in the election of 2016, it has offered no proof of Trump being involved, asserts Jonathan Turley of The Hill. In fact, it is likely that not a single American involved by the Russians was aware of their mission to influence the election’s outcome. Crucially, no evidence of Trump colluding with them has been presented. As of now, he is innocent until proven guilty. In fact, if Mueller finally judges him blameless, Trump might be right to pardon Michael Flynn, whom the investigation went after. Russia hacked our election, but it is so far unclear whether Trump was a part of this.