Watch: Trump’s ties to Russia aren’t a coincidence, they’re collusion
Donald Trump was able to collude with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election in just eight easy steps.
- A Trump campaign adviser found out that Moscow had thousands of the Hillary Clinton team emails well before the hack became public.
- The campaign did not immediately tell the FBI, even though past presidential candidates who received damaging information about their opponent passed it along to the FBI rather than using it.
- Trump publicly asked Russia to hack Clinton’s emails.
- Trump’s son, son-in-law, and campaign chairman all attended a meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who said she could provide “dirt” on Clinton; that lawyer has since admitted to being a Russian informant.
- Trump tweeted about the leak of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails just after WikiLeaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to.
- Since taking office, Trump has sanctioned Iran and reversed Russia sanctions, and taken no action on Russia’s election interference.
- Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over “this Russia thing.”
- Trump has continued to obstruct Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential collusion and Trump’s obstruction of justice.
Watch: Trump team’s collusion contradictions
At times Donald Trump puts the interests of Russia and Vladimir Putin above the U.S. What exactly are Trump’s ties to Russia? Why is he so keen on praising Putin, and so worried about not offending him? Who is our president really serving?