President Donald Trump’s campaign has raked in just over $1 million since Attorney General William Barr’s decision to publicly release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page final report.
The report, which details Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and alleged coordination with members of the Trump campaign team, exonerated the president on charges of collusion—something Democrats and members of mainstream media have repeatedly peddled.
From the Daily Caller:
“The release of the full Mueller report directly led to the campaign raising more than $1 million,” Trump campaign COO Michael Glassner told a reporter. “Relative to our recent daily average, the Mueller news drove a 250 percent increase in fundraising from grassroots donors.”
Trump campaign’s already pulled in a reported $30.3 million for the first quarter of 2019, a number roughly equal to the combined donations of Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, both of whom brought in $18.2 million and $12 million respectively.
Mueller was unable to obtain evidence suggesting members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, operated as foreign agents of Russia or violated campaign finance laws during the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. He spent nearly two years probing the extent of Russia’s influence on the 2016 election.
As USA Today reports, neither Trump nor members of his campaign were charged with colluding with Russian entities to win the 2016 presidential election.
Despite Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff’s repeated claim of “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight,” Mueller and his investigative team did not charge one American with collusion. Check it out, via USA Today:
The investigation did not find that the president or his campaign conspired with Russia to win the election. But the special counsel’s report revealed a detailed portrait of a campaign that was receptive to Russia’s efforts, was eager to benefit from them, and did not appear to appreciate the massive foreign intelligence operation behind those activities.
“The investigation established multiple links between Trump campaign officials and individuals tied to the Russian government,” the more than 400-page report says.
Those links included Trump’s business interests in Moscow, communications between Russia-affiliated individuals and Trump advisers and aides and offers of assistance to the campaign. In some instances, the campaign welcomed the offers; in others, they shied away. But ultimately, the evidence the special counsel’s office had amassed over two years of investigation “did not establish” a conspiracy, the report says.
USA Today goes on to detail the circumstances of a meeting between then-Trump attorney Michael Cohen and a real-estate developer to build a Trump Tower in Russia, a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russia lawyer at Trump tower in 2016, and the major WikiLeaks publication of 30,000 Democrat National Committee emails previously hacked by Russian entities; the reports concludes:
Ultimately, however, the special counsel’s investigation did not find evidence that these contacts were part of a coordinated effort between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the election. The investigation also did not yield enough evidence that any Trump campaign official acted as a foreign agent “subject to the direction or control” of the Russian government, which would have required them to register with the federal government.