Trump claimed he knew about damaging Clinton emails in advance

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Witnesses in Mueller report say Trump discussed possibility of upcoming releases of hacked emails

Donald Trump claimed to know in advance about the publication on the WikiLeaks website of hacked documents damaging to his opponent Hillary Clinton, according to the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The report by former FBI director Robert Mueller restates the finding by US intelligence that emails stolen from Democratic party organisations and the Clinton campaign chair, John Podesta, had been hacked by Russian military intelligence, the GRU, and provided to WikiLeaks through two online personas, DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.

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