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White House: new indictments show there was "NO COLLUSION"

Sarah Sanders. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The White House has followed up a tweet from President Trump with a statement saying Trump is "glad to see" that Robert Mueller's indictments indicate "there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected."

Between the lines: There was no evidence of collusion in these indictments, nor any conclusion that the result was affected. That by no means proves that the Trump campaign didn't collude with Russia, or that Russia didn't impact the outcome.

From Sanders: "President Donald J. Trump has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected."

From Trump: “It is more important than ever before to come together as Americans. We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancor to be successful. It’s time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks, wild and false allegations, and far-fetched theories, which only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia, and do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions. We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections.”

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