Paul Manafort is under investigationwho, in turn is being investigated for his ties with Russian operatives. If he hadn’t worked on Trump’s campaign, he’d probably only be under investigation for working for Russia’s puppet in the Ukraine – who . The Russians want to control not only the Crimea, but the rest of the Ukraine – since that’s where most of their gas lines are to Europe.
The last straw was when Paul Manafort’s client – ousted President Yanukovich – sold Ukraine’s shale gas to , then took his signing bonus (aka bribe) – and decamped from his to the safety of place in Russia.
After Paul Manafort took over Trump’s campaign, he got the “Putin Plank” inserted into the Republican platform at their convention –
There are no complicated dots to connect on this one. Manafort is the only connection needed.