The American people are mostly in the dark about investigations into Trump's Russian connections and the way it influenced the 2016 election. We know the election was hacked, but not all the whys and wherefores about how it was done and why. There are some good guesses out there, but many things are still unclear.
We know that just about everyone in the Trump Administration has some link to Putin or Russia, from Flynn to Manafort to possible spy Carter Page. Even the Trump children are suspect. But will any of them ever pay for being traitors to their country?
Was FBI Director James Comey complicit in helping Trump win the election, or was he an unwitting pawn of Putin? Can his secret investigations and Grand Juries atone in the future for the way he brought up the Hillary Clinton email scandal right before the election?
Luckily for the American people, there are some folks with "sources" as well as journalists who have kept the Russian story at the forefront, making sure it doesn't get lost in the nonsense and noise of the Trump news cycle.
For an excellent detailed overview of the whole "Trump-Russia" mess with important links, this article is a must-read:
Lawfare Blog: Seven Theories about the "Laffaire Russe" and What Could It All Mean?
. . . What should we make of this bizarre constellation of facts? The honest answer for anyone who wishes to avoid speculation is that we don’t know. The facts are potentially consistent with a range of different explanations, some relatively anodyne, some quite alarming. So let’s consider seven different plausible theories of the Russia Connection case—wherein we define “plausible” as broadly consistent with all or most of the known facts. These different theories assign different relative salience to those known facts, link them differently, and make very different assumptions about the many facts that are not known or are claimed but disputed.
As a general matter, we avoid predicting which of these theories is most likely to be the true. We will say, however, that the two most extreme theories we lay out—everything as giant coincidence (Theory #1) and Trump himself as a Russian agent (Theory #7)—seem to us highly improbable. That leaves us with a number of intermediate alternatives that are by no means mutually exclusive and that might operate in conjunction with one another.
Not everyone who studies the Trump-Russia problem is a Carl Bernstein, a Rachel Maddow, or a Dan Rather - but please note that those great journalists as well as many others have not dismissed any speculation as "too far out" to be reported - yet. They all know our government is in dire straits if we don't do something soon. I believe anyone can be a hero in this situation, and anyone who is an enemy of Trump and his Russian-loving traitors is a friend of the American people.
Keith Olbermann covers the speculators towards the end of this video and why they should be given credence:
NEW VIDEO Russia heating up today: Trump, panicking. About Grand Juries? Audio tapes? Obstruction of Justice? Flynn? pic.twitter.com/9dSS5Y4245— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 3, 2017
There's the old saying "A prophet is never respected in their own country," and that's never been more true than at this dangerous time. But I believe when someone is proven correct over and over, maybe they have the real goods on Trump. Please keep your minds open because the truth is already stranger than any spy novel ever written.
Trump on whether Russia interfered in the 16 elections (to CBS): "Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups."— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) April 30, 2017
If Trump paid Russian hackers, everyone who colluded must be arrested, every EO and judicial nominee must be declared invalid #TRUMPRUSSIA— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) April 29, 2017
BOOM!!— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) April 27, 2017
The House Intel. Committee has reportedly agreed on a blockbuster witness list of 35+ for its Trump-Russia probe!!
The End is Near!
ALERT NEW— NotMyPresident (@MarcusC22973194) April 27, 2017
CNN: House Intel Committee has agreed on a witness list. Includes Michael Flynn, Carter Page, Roger Stone and Jared Kushner.
Just spoke to a New York source and Rudy Giuliani is in legal jeopardy and is desperate to make a deal but James Comey is having none of it.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 13, 2017
The question may not be has Carter Page flipped but when did he flip? Latest word is that FBI got to him early last summer and he was wired.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 15, 2017
This just in from a source with knowledge of Comey's investigation. "two grand juries have convened and I know that one is almost complete."— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 29, 2017
Umm. You know how everyone says "Grand Juries can take months"? Guess what? They've. Been. At. It. For. Months.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) May 1, 2017
@chillibeanboy @caruddy @TrueFactsStated @IShallResist @Amplitude350Lee Refresher on Comey's 3/20 testimony— SeanSpicer's Mic (@Spicerlies) April 29, 2017
FF to 1:00 marker.
Listen very carefully to what he says.
It is remarkable https://t.co/xximzk90xw
Pence covered for Flynn on TV. He was head of the transition. THEY DID A BACKGROUND CHECK. Then they went ahead.— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 29, 2017
With their coup.
Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."https://t.co/e6FxCclVqT— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017
The Russia scandal is very real news and it is time for Congress to get to the bottom of it. https://t.co/f29Uej9ngd— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) April 29, 2017
Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Richard Painter on Trump/Russia: "Espionage" & "Treason" in WH https://t.co/VThA8eCi35— MySera26 (@mysera26) April 30, 2017