A major source of confusion rests upon what is legal for US election candidates. No candidate can collude with any foreign nation to influence a US election, regardless of spying, espionage, or other dark corner ops. In other words, it does not matter if the Russian contact gave Trump Jr stolen or legitimate information.
Have you ever seen a foreign dignitary stump for US candidates? No. Because it is illegal to enlist the aid of any foreign agent for any reason.
If that’s the case, it should be easy to indict the Clinton campaign consultants for the admitted collusion with the Ukrainian government, and for soliciting and paying for opposition research with information that came directly from Russian government operatives, thus colluding with Russia themselves.
I wonder when the grand jury will be convened to present this evidence against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Glenn Simpson and John Podesta…