Donald Trump’s ties to Russia

CNN merely dropped a bombshell report about President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia:

The FBI has knowledge that signifies associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to presumably coordinate the discharge of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's advertising marketing campaign, US officers knowledgeable CNN.

There are many unanswered questions on this. Who had been the Trump associates and Russian officers? How exactly did these completely completely different of us speak and presumably coordinate? Is CNN’s report even reliable, given that it cites anonymous US officers?

Nevertheless the report, if true, is giant. In accordance with CNN, the FBI stays to be reviewing the info, which “includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.” Some US officers warned CNN that it’s too early to draw any essential conclusions from the info so far, on account of it’s largely circumstantial. Nonetheless, the officers reportedly knowledgeable CNN that potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian officers is now an enormous focus of the FBI investigation.

Trump has been mired by allegations that his advertising marketing campaign labored with Russia to launch damaging hacked emails from the Democratic Celebration and Hillary Clinton advertising marketing campaign. The proof so far, though, hasn’t conclusively linked Trump or his associates to Russian interference inside the election. Nevertheless the FBI investigation may change that.

For additional on the Trump-Russia scandals, be taught Vox’s explainer.