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Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says the Robert Mueller investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election is currently pursuing two paths.

The former federal prosecutor, banker and 2016 Democratic Senate nominee said developments on Friday (Dec. 1) involving President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appear centered around Russian influence in the Trump campaign, transition and administration. Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to FBI investigators in a move that represented cooperation with the prosecution in exchange for leniency.

“What happened on Friday with the Michael Flynn plea is very significant,” Eldridge said. “The big elephant in the room is, did anyone on the Trump campaign know of Russia’s significant attempts to influence the election? We have laws in this country, election laws designed to prevent foreign influence in the election and certainly designed to prevent foreign collusion with a campaign. I don’t think anybody, unless they’re in the special counsel’s office has all the facts to make that determination.”  MORE

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