WikiLeaks and the Trump Campaign: Another Tree in the Forest

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The revelation that Donald Trump Jr. was in contact with WikiLeaks throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign is just the latest in a long catalog of leaks and discoveries about previously hidden contacts between surrogates of both the Trump campaign and Russia.

A media frenzy naturally follows each new disclosure, as observers look to dissect the details in a search for greater meaning. Each piece of correspondence is analyzed, placed in a timeline and parsed for relevance. What does it tell us about possible collusion?

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