The mainstream media’s obsession with all things Trump and Russia related is going granular, as in minute details that would mean nothing at any other time in history. The latest accusation comes from CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
On the air this week he held up a “letter of intent” Trump’s company drafted when he was still a private citizen to maybe build in Russia, a development boon that could have been in the former Soviet Union. Supposedly, this is additional proof that there was some sort of “collusion” between Trump and officials in that nation.
Why it matters: As Cuomo notes, the signed letter doesn’t have direct legal implications or suggest obvious wrongdoing. But it does raise questions about why Trump has repeatedly denied having anything to do with Russia, especially as new details about the timeline of the Moscow project have emerged.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed on Sunday that there could have been conversations about Trump Tower Moscow up until November 2016, and that while there was a letter of intent to go forward with the project, nobody ever signed it.
Does it matter? Not really, but since there is no real proof that anything actually happened between Trump and the Russians coming from the Mueller investigation, the media is grasping at straws to find a chink in the armor.