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Trump presidential win was aided by Russia

The report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is the culmination of an investigation that began in mid-2016 as Russia was meddling in the presidential campaign. Here are tweets from Times reporters Chris Megerian and Del Quentin Wilber about the report.

One conclusion of the Mueller Report (“Maryland Democrats say Mueller report tells 'only part of the story' of Russia's role in Trump's 2016 election,” Apr. 18) that both Democrats and Republicans agree with is that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election “in sweeping and systematic fashion.”

Considering how close the election was, where small margins in a few key states gave Trump the Electoral College victory, it seems clear that Russian interference through ads and content generation of the equivalent of millions of dollars could have made the difference. I propose, just as when a track record is set they sometimes note with an asterisk: “wind-aided,” that our history books note the 2016 Trump victory also with an asterisk: “Russia-aided.”

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Wes Michael, Towson

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