Now that it looks like the Bob Mueller Special Prosecutor super special seek out all things Trump-Russia related collusion witch hunt may well be coming to an end, or at least is not producing the sort of leaked results that would keep the narrative going, a Washington based think tank pretty much bankrolled by George Soros and other really rich people with his world view is now researching public documents to find out just how many times people with the Trump for President campaign and transition team met with or talked to Russian officials.
Members of President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team had more than 100 contacts with Russian-linked officials, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress think tank and its Moscow Project.
CAP, a liberal think tank, used publicly available court documents and reporting to tally up the number of contacts with Russian-linked officials, which includes those with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and others tied to Russian intelligence, banks and politicians.
The organizations counted each meeting and message as a separate contact.
The number of contacts was raised to 101 this week, according to CAP, after it was reported that Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide, shared polling data with Manafort’s former Russian business partner Konstantin Kilimnik.
So the Trump people reached out and touched the Russians to exchange information. Was this illegal? Did only the incoming Trump administration ever do this?
According to the previous reports…no.
But that isn’t stopping those invested in the narrative from trying to prop it up.
Those within Trump’s team who had contacts with Russian-linked officials include Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, former Trump adviser Roger Stone, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
“This wasn’t just one email or call, or one this or that,” said Talia Dessel, a research analyst for the left-leaning organization.
Dessel said the group omitted many contacts that were seen as “intermediaries” between the members of Trump’s team and Russian-linked officials. She said that the number of contacts they discovered was likely “conservative,” noting the number could be much higher.
The left wants Trump to be in bed with Russia with the goal of effecting the outcome of the election so badly, the whole exercise is reeking of desperation. Now, they are augmenting official investigations with data mining.
We’ll see how long it takes before that ship sails.
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