The Trump-Russia conspiracy theory is reaching a fever pitch in the so-called “mainstream” media.

Trump-hating reporters are being fed stories by leakers determined to take out Trump.

And you aren’t going to believe what the latest story proved.

So far, no evidence of collusion has been made public.

That’s because it doesn’t exist.

But Trump officials did have contact with Russians before and after the election.

That is common and appropriate.

Foreign governments are in contact with campaigns to get a sense of what policy would look like under their administration.

And when that administration is set to take power, they often coordinate with their counterparts in foreign governments.

All of this is legitimate.

But the media is spinning leaks about Trump officials’ contact as a tease that there is something nefarious going on behind the scenes.

Reuters published a story with a screaming headline about Trump officials having 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians.

They reported:

“Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.

The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.

Conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the Nov. 8 vote as the two discussed establishing a back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the U.S. national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations, four current U.S. officials said.”

But it wasn’t until the sixth paragraph of the story where they revealed the story was a giant nothing.

That’s because none of the conversations showed any collusion or wrongdoing.

Reuters reports:

“The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far. But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the FBI and Congress with a full account of interactions with Russian officials and others with links to the Kremlin during and immediately after the 2016 election.”

Reuters gave up the game with the second sentence there.

There is no scandal here.

The Trump-Russia conspiracy is fake news pushed by the so-called “mainstream” media.

The point is to drive a fishing expedition that will hamstring the Trump administration for years.

We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this story.