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Inside Mueller's long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia

Inside Mueller's long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.

For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalizing leads offered by Corsi, an associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone who had told them that the longtime GOP operative sought a back channel to WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.

They had dispatched FBI agents around the country to interview potential witnesses, expending valuable government money and precious time - only to find themselves...

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