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What We Learned in the Trump-Russia Investigation: Week of Oct 1 – 7, 2017

Mueller interviewed Trump dossier author Christopher Steele this past summer

  • The Intelligence Community took Steele’s research very seriously

Mueller’s team has been researching presidential pardons

Trump’s attorney & business associate, Michael Cohen, revealed two more instances of contact with Russia that he’d failed to disclose previously

  • He exchanged emails weeks before the Republican National Convention about traveling to an economic conference in Russia that would be attended by Putin

  • He received a proposal in late 2015 for a Trump branded Moscow residential project from a Russian billionaire who once served in Russian parliament

Experts say Russia could not have microtargeted voters on their own

Senator Ron Wyden said that the we are by no means certain that Russia didn’t alter vote counts in the 2016 election

Russian hackers exploited Kaspersky to steal classified info from an NSA contractor

Russia bought Facebook ads targeting Wisconsin and Michigan

  • States that Hillary was predicted to win

  • Maggie Haberman tweeted last year that Manafort told Trump to campaign in those states at the last minute

Trump still hasn’t appointed someone to protect our elections from cyberattacks

Rep. Rohrabacher met in Moscow with Natalia Veselnitskaya two months before she met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. Also, Kelly now isn’t letting Rohrabacher speak to Trump.