Special Counsel Robert Mueller is trying to determine whether President Trump ever colluded with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, NBC News reports. In July 2016, WikiLeaks published a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee that U.S. intelligence agencies believe were obtained unlawfully by Russian hackers. Mueller is reportedly interested in what Trump knew about the emails, and when he knew it:
Mueller's team pointed to remarks Trump made at a press conference in July 2016, when he appealed directly to Russia. "Russia, if you're listening," he said, "I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing." Investigators reportedly want to know whether Trump made that comment because he already knew Russia had hacked the DNC.
Trump has consistently denied any allegations of collusion, and has insisted that he personally is not under investigation. Read more at NBC News.
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