Mueller Report might figure in suit against Trump campaign

Associated Press
Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation on May 29, 2019.

New York – A judge evaluating a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign of conspiring with Russia to win in 2016 says he might consider the Mueller Report despite Democrats’ objections.

Lawyers for defendants including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, encouraged the judge to consider special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, while a Democratic Party lawyer argued against it.

The dispute arose Friday during arguments before U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan.

Koeltl says the Mueller Report’s findings might normally be excluded as hearsay, but there’s an exception when it concerns contents of a public investigation.

The 448-page report released in April did not find collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The lawsuit says Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia, WikiLeaks, Trump’s son-in-law and others. Trump’s campaign denies that.