2016 ELECTION/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESETIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Attorney General William Barr is due on Thursday [4-18-19] to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the 22-month investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. The special counsel and U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia used a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, denigrate Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and boost Trump’s candidacy. Russia has denied election interference. Barr said on March 24 Mueller did not establish that Trump’s 2016 campaign team engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russia. Here are some key interactions between Trump advisers and Russian figures that have been unearthed by Mueller’s probe and investigations in Congress. TRUMP TOWER MEETING Several top Trump aides, including campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, son-in-law Jared Kushner and son Donald Trump Jr., met in June 2016 at Trump Tower in New York with a Russian lawyer who had offered damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. U.S. prosecutors said the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was an agent for the Kremlin. The meeting was arranged by Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist.”

Reuters, “Factbox: Smoke or Fire? Contacts Between Trump Campaign and Russia,” The New York Times online, April 17, 2019