The U. Embassy receives reports almost every day of fraud committed against U. Typically, the Russian correspondent asks the U. Embassy has received many reports of citizens losing thousands of dollars through such scams.
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Mueller identified two separate Russian interference efforts: an online disinformation effort spearheaded by a firm called the Internet Research Agency, and a targeted campaign that waged cyber attacks on the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. The report concluded that even though Russia sought to advance its interests by interfering in the election — which the Trump campaign believed they would benefit from — "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Mueller's probe into Russian election interference and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia indicted three Russian companies and 34 people, including eight Americans affiliated with the Trump campaign or administration. Read more: Mueller outlines key Trump-Russia contacts and potential instances of obstruction of justice in final report.
Federal prosecutors also alleged that Trump directed the adviser, Michael Cohen , to make illegal payoffs to two women who claimed to have had sexual relationships with Trump, implicating the president in the violation of campaign finance laws. They recommended that Cohen receive a prison sentence of about four years. In fact, investigations appeared to be edging ever closer to the door of the Oval Office. Cohen also told investigators he made efforts to contact the Russian government to propose a meeting between Trump and Putin in New York in September , after discussing this with Trump. In fact, Mueller said, he was in communication with a senior official until February this year, and asked an intermediary to talk to an official on his behalf as recently as late May.
The Mueller report builds on the U. The Mueller report clearly identified collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite repeated denials from Trump and many of his senior advisers and close associates that there were any connections between the two campaigns. None of these contacts were ever reported to the proper authorities.