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Trump campaign's Russia contacts 'grave' threat, Senate says

Marco Rubio, Susan Collins
Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 15:46:17-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has concluded the Kremlin launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest on behalf of Donald Trump.

It says the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the campaign posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat.

The Republican-led panel on Tuesday released its fifth and final report in its investigation into election interference.

The report purposely does not come to a final conclusion about whether there is enough evidence that Trump’s campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia to sway the election to him and away from Democrat Hillary Clinton.

That leaves its findings open to partisan interpretation. But the report says interference in the election is indisputable.