Let’s try to boil this down.
The Trump campaign — and President Trump himself, according to the campaign’s deputy chairman, Rick Gates — knew full well that Russia had negative information about Hillary Clinton before they released it.
Trump tried, in multiple ways, to shut down the investigation into his campaign, the one first started by former FBI Director James Comey, and then the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Some of his aides destroyed evidence, and Trump didn’t want his team to cooperate. Trump wanted his team to make up stories. His written responses to the Mueller probe strain credulity.
Is this conduct acceptable from the highest law enforcement officer in the land?
There’s also no smoking gun, no iron-clad document or recording showing that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a plan, or money changed hands. Just a lot of smoke.
“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would…