I can’t speak to the Russia-bots who or what they might be but it is becoming transparently obvious that it is the media that is the driving force of this distraction. Not only is this effort as useful as a Kardashian opinion but it distracts us from the real damage this administration is doing to serious programs like environmental protection, a viable healthcare system, free and balanced K-12 education, income disparity, dangerous police behavior, the corrupt campaign financing practices, and American obesity for starters if you care to exploit a real American problem. Russia saw a possibility and made some hay with it. I am a whole lot more concerned in finding a way to stop these efforts in their inception then I am worried about who did/said what to whom and when on this. The damage either exists or not and investigators will get to the bottom of this or not.
And no I don’t believe that the media can walk and chew gum any better than our paralyzed national legislative bodies.