Two years ago in an email that has recently been unearthed, the Russian lawyer admitted to being an "informant" for a top Kremlin official, Yuri Y. Chaika, the prosecutor general. Chaika, of course, is quite close to Vladimir Putin.
Last night, NBC News broadcast an interview with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who confirmed her Kremlin connection.
Trump, of course, continues his deceptive claim of "no Russian collusion!" notwithstanding the continuing documentation of collusion.
Also yesterday, a federal court threw out a lawsuit filed by Trump's indicted campaign manager Paul Manafort (details here), who was attempting to stop his prosecution by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the criminal investigation into Trump and his associates. Manafort tried to object that Mueller had exceeded his legal authority when he began his prosecution against him.
Not surprisingly, Trump was ranting once again yesterday on Twitter about how the Mueller investigation and indictments are nothing more than a "witch hunt!" Curious how no federal court or appellate court has dismissed any criminal charges against any of the dozens of people who have already been indicted in this alleged witch hunt.
Apparently no one on Trump's staff has the courage to tell him that Richard Nixon frequently wailed about how the Watergate investigation was nothing more than a witch hunt out to get him.