What evidence is there of actual Republican or Trump campaign collusion with Russians to manipulate the 2016 election?
Other than one contact offering to set up meetings with Russians, the answer is ZERO!
So far, all of the indictments handed down by the Mueller investigation have dealt with matters that happened before Trump ran for president. Yes, Donald Trump had business dealings in Russia, including hosting his Miss Universe pageant there in 2014, but there is nothing that connects Donald Trump or his campaign with Russia.
What about the Democrats?
To begin with, former President Bill Clinton spoke in Russia and other Russian-linked nations, while Hillary was serving as Secretary of State. Due to his position and the countries he spoke in, he needed special approval by the State Department, and guess what, he got it. Not only was Clinton paid very well for his talks in Russia, those talks also resulted in very lucrative donations to the Clinton Foundation to the tune of millions of dollars.
When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she also gave her approval to the sale of 20% of America’s uranium supply to a Russian firm. Shortly after receiving her approval, the Clinton Foundation again received donations in the millions of dollars. The FBI investigated that uranium sale and reported that it also involved members of the Obama administration and there was bribery, extortion and money laundering involved.
There have been reports that key Democrats, some associated with the Clinton campaign met with Russian nationals during the election.
Remember the fake Trump dossier prepared by Fusion GPS that was designed to smear Donald Trump and hurt his chances of winning the election? Remember that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid millions of dollars for the research behind the fake Trump dossier?
You may be wondering what that has to do with Russia?
Well, remember the infamous meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump campaign and the Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya? There are still a host of unanswered questions about how the Obama administration let her in the United States and why she was allowed to stay after her special visa had expired months before the meeting with Trump Jr.
Do you remember that she promised to provide dirt (opposition research) on Hillary Clinton to Trump Jr.?
Do you know what or who was really behind that meeting? Check out this update:
“A shocking report from Reuters on Friday suggests that the much-ballyhooed June 2016 meeting between Russian lawyer Natalalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr., as well as other Trump campaign staff, may have involved suspicious manipulation by the Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS.”
“The meeting came about through a series of exchanges between Trump Jr. and a Russian publicist who knew the Trumps; that publicist suggested that Trump Jr. meet with a Russian lawyer who could provide opposition research on Hillary Clinton, damaging Hillary and helping Trump. ‘I love it,’ Trump Jr. replied.”
“The meeting itself was a bust; apparently Veselnitskaya provided no opposition research on Hillary Clinton, instead making vague allegations and spending most of her time talking about the repeal of certain anti-Russian sanctions. But now Reuters reports that Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS on the day of the Trump Jr. meeting, both before and after the meeting — and that the file she handed to the Trump campaign was compiled by Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is, of course, the same firm that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid inordinate sums of money to dig up anti-Trump material later compiled in the so-called Steele dossier.”
It sounds like the meeting with Trump Jr. was a set-up from the very beginning and that set up involved a Russian attorney that received special favors from the Obama administration and was working with the same firm that was working with the Clinton campaign and DNC.
So, which campaign should be under investigation for Russian collusion?