Once again, all we get is a repetition of claims about Russia, but no evidence. How long will we have to tolerate these accusations without evidence, before Democrats stop this nonsense.
Paul Manafort's ties to Russians, make no sense in these conspiracy stories. He is a professional election campaign consultant selling his services to a politician in Ukraine. US political consultants do this all the time all over the world. There is no evidence that he was representing the Trump campaign and colluding with Russian agents. He was advising his Ukrainian client to establish greater ties to the European Union, the exact opposite of what the Russians wanted.
The claims about Roger Stone knowing about the release of the Podesta e-mails by Wikileaks are also evidence free. The back channel to Assange that Stone refers to, could just as easily be the insider from the DNC or Clinton campaign who leaked the material. This is what many prominent former intelligence officials have offered as the most likely source of the e-mails. William Binney, a former technical director of the NSA has said that the information made public so far, points to an insider leaking the material, not a hack by the Russians.
The references in this article to Trump's business dealings in Russia are laughable, as they prove that Trump has no business interests there. He obviously was trying to make deals in Russia many years ago, but failed. His bragging at the time that the Russians love him, is no evidence of collusion several decades later and the inclusion of this in the timeline shows how weak the author's argument is.
While the Russians were probably spying on the Clinton campaign and many other people in the US, as both countries spy on each other all the time, there has never been any evidence that they stole e-mails and gave them to Wikileaks. People who believe these Democratic fantasies should ask themselves why no one ever is able to provide actual evidence of collusion. When charges of collusion against the Clinton campaign & the DNC were made, they were backed up by the evidence of the e-mails. All of these anonymous intelligence people who are making these claims to the press should be able to provide some concrete proof, if it really exists.