OK when you say scam, this means false. Seems weird to say when in the same breath, you admit that charges have been pressed. Moreover it's not just one US national,it's 5. Manafort:Charged with financial crimes. And failing to register as a foreign agent. Gates pled guilty to financial crimes. Papadapolous pled guilty to lying about contacts with Russians. Flynn: The same as Papadopolaus. Richard Pinedo: pled guilty to identity theft. (directly related to Russian election meddling ) Numerous foreigners have also been indicted and one already sat out his sentence before getting deported. For a scam this sure seems a lot of result. Take for instance the Clinton email probe this resulted in 0 indictments and guilty pleas for the bargain price of 20 million. Benghazi cost 7 million again for no result. Whitewater cost more then 40 million, and again for nothing. Now unlike you I don't hold the premise that an investigation needs actual criminal charges to be valid, but this entire post seems a bit silly in the light of all these facts. And no amount of all caps will make the argument better.