Back in July of 2016, there were a series of emails that were released to the public through Wikileaks that damaged Hillary Clinton’s chances. Then in October, while Clinton was very much ahead in polls, FBI Director James Comey revealed that more of Hillary Clinton’s emails were under review, which made Trump’s poll numbers jump. Those emails turned out to be inconsequential, related to a pornography investigation of Anthony Weiner, the ex-husband of a Clinton staffer.
Now there’s evidence that Russia hacked the election to put Donald Trump in the White House. But the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee just announced it is moving forward an investigation into Russian hacking.
There are six agencies(the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI, CIA, Treasury, Justice Department, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency) working on investigating communications between several proposed Trump cabinet members and Russian officials.
Among those under investigation are Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, who called a Russian ambassador multiple times before being sworn in. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, and Rex Tillerson have also been in contact with Russia, according to a former British spy’s dossier, released by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Russia also claimed to have financial and personal information on Donald Trump that they could potentially use to blackmail him, which could lead to Trump doing away with the Russian sanctions.