According to a New York Times article on Friday, the theory that Donald Trump’s campaign team was in cahoots with those pesky Russians doesn’t hold water in the aftermath of the revelation that the Russian officials were trying to connect with Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s aides. Here’s from the failing NYT piece:
“The Russian emails to Ms. Hicks occurred six months after the F.B.I. had begun investigating possible connections between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia. In some ways, the Russian outreach to Ms. Hicks undercuts the idea that the Russian government had established deep ties to the Trump campaign before the election. If it had, Russian officials might have found a better entrèe to the White House than unprompted emails to Ms. Hicks.”
However, the probe into the so-called Russian interference in 2016’s election cycle led by special counsel Robert Mueller is still going on full throttle and four campaign aides have already been charged due to the investigation, yet none of the respective charges has anything to do with collusion or Russia whatsoever. Hope Hicks was interviewed by Mueller’s team on Thursday and Friday.