No Evidence of Russia Collusion Against Low-level Trump Campaign Volunteer George Papadopoulos

George Papadopoulos was a somewhat low-level, unpaid volunteer in the Trump campaign. Yet Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team started looking into whether he helped the Russians influence the election.

The team has now brought an indictment against him. Its 13-page Statement of the Offense alluded to conversations with Russians. But it contained no criminal evidence of collusion to influence the election. There was nothing about buying the election or influencing it. It merely asserts that Papadopoulos tried to talk to Russian nationals. He wanted to set up a meeting between the Trump campaign and Putin. Most importantly, the Russians he spoke with do not appear to be official government agents.

Add to this the fact that the lead prosecutor on the case, Jeannie S. Rhee, is hardly a neutral party. She’s represented the Clinton Foundation in the past, and even donated donated $5,400 to the Hillary Clinton campaign. At the very least, the optics of the investigation are bad.

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