Democrats and the media keep digging for evidence of collusion in the 2016 election.

Now they think they have found the smoking gun.

But what the evidence revealed surprised everyone.

The media is going bonkers about a report in The Atlantic that WikiLeaks peppered Donald Trump Jr. with direct messages on Twitter.

Correspondence between Trump Jr., and WikiLeaks was largely in one direction as the privacy activists messaged Trump Jr. and he only responded three times in the most general of terms.

The Atlantic reported:

“Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.”

Trump Jr. responded by tweeting out screenshots of “communications” with WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks was basically flooding his direct messages.

And Trump Jr. responded with three very generic and vague messages.

This collusion “bombshell” was another dud.

It continues to be fake news.