Trump-Russia Scandal to Date

Tucker Benedict

The following is reposted from VOX:

It’s starting to look like President Trump has a Russia problem.

Last Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that members of Trump’s campaign team and other “Trump associates” had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” prior to the November vote. The calls were intercepted by US officials monitoring Russian intelligence, who then leaked their existence to the Times.

The report cautions that there’s no evidence the Trump staff discussed Russian interference in the election — or that they even discussed Trump at all — and it doesn’t disclose whether any current administration officials were among the staffers who had been in contact with Russia.

But still. A campaign team having regular contact with a hostile foreign power is highly unusual, to put it mildly.

Then, this Thursday, Politico reported the existence of text messages indicating that Trump’s former campaign manager — Paul…

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