N Ewly published interview notes by Special Envoy Robert Muellers, indicating that President Trump's campaign has sought to preserve and use information that is detrimental to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
The chaotic effort can be traced back to Trump, who hired his subordinates to track down two sets of e-mails, according to a 274-page stack of mostly edited records of investigation interviews filed by the Department of Justice in a lawsuit against the Freedom of Information Act had been published by Buzzfeed.
Trump gave the order to "retrieve the emails" and referred to 33,000 emails that Clinton had deleted from her time as Secretary of State or otherwise passed on to investigators investigating her private server as well as on Thousands of emails later stolen by Democrats On WikiLeaks, his campaign manager Rick Gates said in his campaign plane to Müller's team.
Gates, former business partner of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who pleaded guilty to the plot and made false statements, said investigators Mike Flynn, Trump's foreign policy advisor, said he could use his intelligence services to defeat the E -Mails and noticed that Flynn was relentless that the Russians did not do the hack.
The records released on Saturday transcripts of interviews with Gates, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon showing the Trump campaign working with the Republican National Committee Take advantage of the WikiLeaks version of hacked Democratic E Emails. They also shed light on conspiracy theories that surfaced in the campaign, Manafort's shady Ukraine stores, the Trump Tower meeting, and the Trump campaign's delusion over the timing of Trump Tower Moscow's business negotiations.
Gates told Müllers team that "Donald Trump Jr. would ask where the emails are in family reunions," and Flynn, Manafort, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis, and Future Attorney General Jeff Sessions "expressed interest in receiving e-mails."
"The primary focus of the Trump Campaign's research team has been Clinton's emails and contributions to the Clinton Foundation," Gates said.
The documents reveal discussions of several conspiracy theories uncovered among Trump's campaign teams since. Gates, who worked with Muller's team, said there was "an insider job theory on how the emails were fueled by the death of Seth Rich," and he "remembered Manafort that the hack was probably from the Ukrainians and was not carried out by the Russians "
The US intelligence agencies later concluded that these emails were stolen by employees of the Russian military intelligence service.
Trump and Kushner were skeptical of working with the RNC before realizing that it could help them to use Wikileaks revelations, Gates told Mueller investigators.
"The RNC also stated that it knew the timing of upcoming releases," Gates told investigators, "but did not state who knew."
Manafort was happy because the WikiLeaks emails were stolen by the Democratic National Committee in 201
Trump was" generally frustrated that Clintons Gates also noted. "
Bannon, who served as Chief Strategist at Trump's White House until August of 2017, told investigators he was more interested in the 33,000 missing Clinton e-mails Investigators found that "Trump focused on" crooked Hillary "and the Uranium One story and thought the 33,000 missing emails could unlock it," but Bannon said he and Trump "never argued that the Russians could have them ". Bannon also told the FBI that he would "generally put an end to George Papadopoulos' efforts to arrange meetings between Trump and foreign leaders and that he" never heard Papadopoulos telling others in the campaign … that the Russians had soiled Clinton ".
Also in the recently released documents, Cohen, convicted of crimes including lying in front of Congress, discussed the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between members of the Trump campaign and Russians.
"Trump Junior told Trump that he's setting up a meeting to screw Hillary Clinton in the dirt," Cohen told Muller's team.