In the Nov. 2 opinion column by Kathleen Parker, “Who’s next after Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos?” Parker suggested that President Trump’s campaign might not have colluded with Russia or the Kremlin. Instead, Russia influenced the election merely thanks to the media reporting collusion accusations against Trump.
However, Parker states earlier in her piece that Papadopoulos was considered President Trump’s former foreign affairs adviser, and tried to no avail to arrange meetings “between the Trump campaign and Russians close to the Kremlin.” Is this not enough evidence? Not to mention members of the Trump campaign openly admitting collusion between Russia and the campaign.
To pretend that President Trump could have had no idea that collusion was occurring during his campaign with Russia is to dismiss the evidence right in front of you.