Holy crap, what a clusterfuck Trump has gotten himself into. So far, since yesterday morning when most of us woke up to the news that the White House's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, it's been nearly impossible to keep up with the developing story. And there are so many stories that Trump could be held over the fire for, but the big violation is Trump's relationship with Russia.
According to an article in The New York Times, four current and former US officials admit that members of Trump’s campaign staff and other associates had continuous contacts with senior-level Russian intelligence officials during the year before the 2016 election.
The Kremlin denied it. "Let’s not believe anonymous information," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters. "It’s a newspaper report which is not based on any facts." Honest question some of you may have the answer to, Isn't this Russia/Trump thing to the level where the National Security Agency would have first-hand intel by now?
All Trump could do this morning was muster up his old "fake news" mantra, but no mention of the Times piece, which broke the Russia news...
After all, the FBI and its director, James Comey, received documents from Senator John McCain in December 2016 alleging secret contact between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on Trump. There's been a lot of time between then and now to accumulate data and dig deep into the story.
Also remember that in his final days are the President, Obama gave the CIA, the FBI, and other US intelligence agencies greater access to surveillance on foreigners abroad, including intel identifying American citizens (like Flynn per chance?) these foreigners may be in contact with.
So you have to imagine Obama knew what Trump was up to, gave national security the clearance they needed to catch Trump and his crew hang themselves (this is all about Putin and Russian oil, you know), took off on vacation thinking, "By the time I get back from vacation, Trump will be in prison."