US Senate report details Trump's campaign contact with Russian officials in 2016

US Senate report details Trump's campaign contact with Russian officials in 2016

- The US Senate intelligence committee has released a report alleging that there was contact between Russian officials and Trump's during the campaign in 2016

- The report stated that Russia was seeking to help Trump's campaign to get an upper hand in the weeks leading up to the election

- The Republicans have however said nothing in the report indicated collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian officials

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The US Senate intelligence committee has released a report alleging that there was contact between Russian officials and associates of President Donald Trump during and after the 2016 campaign.

According to CNN, the report which was released on Tuesday, August 18, stated that Russia was seeking to help Trump's campaign to get an upper hand in the weeks leading up to the election.

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Findings from the committee stated that the campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was working with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence officer.

It said Manafort sought to share internal campaign information with Kilimnik. According to the committee report, Kilimnik may have been connected to Russia's 2016 hacking operation.

But following the release of the nearly 1,000-page report, Republicans maintained that nothing in the report indicated then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 election

However, the Democrats in a statement said the report was a comprehensive examination of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign to date.

In another report, President Donald Trump has hit back at Michelle Obama after the former United States First Lady criticised the American president ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Legit.ng recalls that Obama, in her powerfully delivered speech at the first night of the Democratic convention on Monday, August 17, strongly charged Americans to vote out President Trump.

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But in a swift reaction, Trump scolded Obama for her criticism, saying he became the president of the US because of what her husband did while leading the country.

Meanwhile, though he is yet to be re-elected for a second term in office, President Trump has said he will seek a third term, a report by Yahoo News stated.

The news media reported that President Trump said on Monday, Agust 17, at a rally in Wisconsin, that he will seek a third term if he wins re-election in November.

According to Yahoo News, President Trump lied at the rally, saying he deserves eight additional years in office because his campaign was spied on in 2016.

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