“Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered”, claimed the BBC on 2.27.18. Me thinks humbly, that the key questions were not even asked, and the main question among them remains definitely unanswered: Who really was behind all of this? The issue of the possible “combined and complex ‘who’, a group of actors”, and for what really purposes, has to be addressed. This issue is still unclear, and the deep digging here might strike the gold of truth, eventually. M.N.
10:27 AM 6/30/2018
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For more than a year the Trump-Russia affair has dominated front pages and mired the president’s administration in conflict and controversy. But what is it exactly? How did it begin? And where is it going?
The inquiry is being led by Robert Mueller, a widely respected former director of the FBI. Holed up in an unremarkable office in Washington DC, Mr Mueller’s team is quietly pulling threads from one of the most high-profile political inquiries in US history.
Four people connected with Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency have been charged and further indictments could be issued. President Trump denies any wrongdoing and no solid evidence has emerged to implicate him.
We’ve put together a straightforward guide to what we know, what we don’t know, and what Mr Mueller may know that we don’t.
What’s it all about?
President Trump’s campaign and transition teams have been accused of colluding with Russian agents to influence the US election in the then-Republican candidate’s favour.
US intelligence agencies concluded in 2016 that Russia was behind an effort to tip the scale of the US election against Hillary Clinton, with a state-authorised campaign of cyber attacks and fake news stories planted on social media.
Both the Russian and US presidents have poured scorn on suggestions of collusion, with Mr Trump calling it “the greatest political witch hunt in history”.
What contact do we know about?
At least 12 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during the campaign or transition, according to an analysis of public records by CNN, with at least 19 face-to-face interactions with Russians or Kremlin-linked figures and at least 51 individual communications.