MAR 28, DNC Message Guidance
New filings by the Special Counsel have revealed that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were in regular contact with a business associate who they knew had ongoing ties to Russian intelligence – including the same Russian intelligence agency responsible for hacking the DNC and John Podesta’s emails.
The evidence pointing toward the Trump campaign knowingly and willingly colluding with Russia to win the presidential election continues to pile up. This revelation is one of the clearest and most direct links between the Trump campaign and the Russian intelligence group that carried out Putin’s orders to attack our elections in 2016.
And as expected, the White House and general GOP response to the increasing evidence of collusion is to attack Mueller’s credibility.
Reminder: Mueller is universally respected as an honest, independent and impartial broker, and his appointment was praised by leaders on both sides of the aisle.
It is time for Republicans to draw a line in the sand and make clear that any attempt by Trump to fire Mueller would cross a red line.
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Democratic National Committee
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