Senate Intelligence Committee releases final report on Russian interference in 2016

The report concluded that the 2016 Trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives, and said campaign chairman Paul Manafort “represented a grave counterintelligence threat.”
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Transcript for Senate Intelligence Committee releases final report on Russian interference in 2016
And now, to the new and final report tonight on what Russia did in 2016. It comes from the republican-led senate intelligence committee and it's not good. Here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Tonight, the republican-led senate intelligence committee releasing its final report, declaring the 2016 trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives. Among the new findings, the report saying Paul manafort, trump's campaign chairman, represented a grave counter intelligence threat, determining he gave polling information to konstantin Kilimnik, who the committee describes as a "Russian intelligence officer." It's a plus print, a road map for the entire campaign. It would be a guide for them just like it would be a guide for the campaign. Reporter: Senate investigators also concerned that manafort may have been involved in the Russian efforts to hack emails from the Democrats' 2016 presidential campaign emails later published by Wikileaks. And despite president trump's claim that he didn't remember speaking to his then-adviser, Roger stone, about Wikileaks, the committee saying they believe he did. The president recently commuted stone's sentence, prompting critics to claim it was a reward for stone's silence. Multiple sources tell ABC news the senate committee alerted the justice department a year ago to concerns that several members of president trump's inner circle, including don Jr. And Jared Kushner, misled their investigators, but they have long maintained they told the truth. All right, Pierre Thomas on this for years now. Pierre, thank you. We are following a troubling

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