Mueller Has All the Trump Campaign’s Texts and Documents, Former Aide Michael Caputo Says

Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo said Thursday special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has all the text messages from Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, as well as all the campaign's documents.

“They have all the documents that were produced,” Caputo told Fox News Thursday. “They’ve got further documentation from people who worked outside the campaign — their emails, their texts. They have the entire campaign’s texts.”

Caputo, a longtime political consultant, was interviewed on Wednesday by Mueller’s team, which is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Caputo resigned from the campaign in June 2016 after celebrating the firing of then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a tweet. He told The Buffalo News at the time the tweet was an “unforced error” and by resigning he was “falling on his sword.”

Despite saying Mueller’s team had all the documents and texts produced by the campaign, Caputo told Fox News that “it doesn't sound like" the team has found proof of collusion.

Caputo has been an outspoken critic of the Russia investigation. On Tuesday, he told a panel of Senate investigators, “You’re the swamp,” and called for “an investigation of the investigators,” according to the Washington Examiner.

Caputo has said he expects to pay at least $125,000 in legal fees as part of the Russian investigation. On Tuesday, he took his anger about those mounting legal fees out on the Senate intelligence committee.

“Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell."

Caputo knows Russia well. In the 1990s, he advised then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin on election law and opened a public relations firm in Russia to help Western companies transition there. In the early 2000s, he did work for Gazprom Media, which supported President Vladimir Putin.

“I returned to the United States after Putin ascended in 2000,” he told the National Review.

In 2004, he wrote a Washington Post op-ed about the murder of his friend American journalist Paul Klebnikov in Moscow.

“Russia hasn't changed in the past decade and at this trajectory it won't be truly civilized for generations,” Caputo wrote. “Those who killed Klebnikov are killing today, plan to kill tomorrow, and know they'll roam free to kill for years to come.”

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