It is very clear what happened. Donald J. Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin to take the US Presidency and make it Russian-controlled. An incentive to this "deal" was the Trump Moscow Tower project netting the Trump Organization and Trump personally over 500M and giving Vladimir Putin not only control over the world's largest nuclear army, but an apartment in Trump Moscow Tower. Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, lied to Congress about the dates of the project, so much so the report describes the Moscow Tower as "central to the Trump presidential campaign." From January 2016 to June of 2016 The Trump Tower Moscow was in full progress with letters of intent, travel plans being made, and meetings held in New York and in Europe to advance the goal.
All 5 conspirators now in prison: Popodopolous (campaign liaison to Russia), Flynn (National Security Director), Manafort (Trump Campaign Manager), Cohen (Trump’s personal lawyer of many years) and Stone (Campaign liaison to Wikileaks and Nixon associate) were all convicted of lying to Congress, campaign finance crimes, witness intimidation, tax evasion and FARA violations (not registering as a foreign agent).
And what is all this connected to? The Russian Military. specialized GRU Units, at the direct, uncontested behest of Vladimir Putin, directly attacking the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
You have overstated the case, if not by a lot.
Which has given our Excuse Junkies all the excuse they needed.
Trump ought to wind up in court over this, but you never know. When a new administration comes in, they always have a full plate to deal with. But this time, what they face will be Herculean. The usual result is they let a lot of things slide. But Trump has been so corrupt that expedience may not be equal to the moral gravity of the situation. At least that's my hope.