Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was “connected” at its highest levels to the Russian attempt to attack the 2016 presidential election, a new bipartisan Senate report released on August 18 reveals.
The report, which was signed off on by Republicans and Democrats, reveals that Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager, was “connected” to Russia’s campaign.
Manafort is currently imprisoned on federal charges.
The report also reveals that top Trump adviser Roger Stone “obtained information” from Wikileaks that emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta were going to be released. It also details how Stone pushed for the Wikileaks data to come out at the same time as the Access Hollywood tape, where Trump bragged about assaulting women.
Trump has repeatedly declared that the Russia investigation was a “hoax,” but along with the Mueller Report, the Senate investigation shows that the threat to America was very real and was at the top of the Trump campaign.