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Mueller report refutes "Trump-Russia collusion" claim

Summary of Disinformation

Mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times continue to peddle the “Trump-Russia collusion” conspiracy theory, despite the fact that the Mueller report refutes any such allegations.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

The story deliberately conflates "collusion" (not a legal concept) and the actual scope of the Special Counsel investigation which, according to the Mueller report, was to establish "whether any Americans […] joined the Russian conspiracies to influence the election" (p.2).

The report explicitly identifies "numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign" (p. 9). See our recent debunking of the "no-collusion" claim here.

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Reported in: Issue 150
Date: 20.05.2019
Language: English
Country: Russia, US
Keywords: election meddling, Robert Mueller, Mainstream media, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT (rt.com)
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