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US. Department of Justice

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B. Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations .............................................................. 175
1. Section 1030 Computer-Intrusion Conspiracy .................................................... 175
a. Background .................................................................................................... 175

b. Charging Decision As to Harm t0 Ongoing Matter ....... 176
2. Potential Section 1030 Violation By— .............................. 179

C. Russian Government Outreach and Contacts ............................................................. 180

1. Potential Coordination: Conspiracy and Collusion ............................................. 180

2. Potential Coordination: Foreign Agent Statutes (FARA and 18 U.S.C. § 951) . 181




a. Governing Law.. . ........................................................ 181

b. Application ..................................................................................................... 182

3. Campaign Finance .............................................................................................. 183
a. Overview Of Governing Law ......................................................................... 184

b. Application to June 9 Trump Tower Meeting ................................................ 185

i. Thing-of-Value Element ......................................................................... 186

ii. Willfulness ............................................................................................. 187

iii. Difficulties in Valuing Promised Information ...................................... 188



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0. Application to WikiLeaksw ......................................

Ouestions over Harm to Ongoing Matter



....................................................................... 189
ii. Willfulness ............................................................................................. 190
iii. Constitutional C0nsiderations.. .. 190




iv. Analysis m ...... 190

4. False Statements and Obstruction of the Investigation ....................................... 191
a. Overview Of Governing Law ......................................................................... 191

b. Application to Certain Individuals ................................................................. 192

i. George Papadopoulos .............................................................................. 192

ii. ............................................................................. 194

iii. Michael Flynn ....................................................................................... 194

iv. Michael Cohen ...................................................................................... 195

v. w .............................. 196



vi. Jeff Sessions .............. 197

vii. Others Interviewed During the Investigation ....................................... 198


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