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Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation is over, but Trumpworld isnt out of the legal woods yet. Campaign-finance watchdogs say Muellers report, released Thursday, is all the evidence federal regulators need to levy penalties against the presidents political apparatus.
Mueller declined to bring charges against two key figures in the presidents orbit, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner, over allegations they illegally solicited foreign campaign contributions at an infamous June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower. But Mueller presented enough evidence of a violation, says Craig Holman, a government-affairs lobbyist for the group Public Citizen, for the Federal Election Commission to bring civil charges against the Trump campaign.
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