The president’s behavior has strongly indicated a close relationship with Russia, believes Akbar Shahid Ahmed of the Huffington Post. Over time, the public seems to have forgotten that Trump openly called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email account, which then happened. Since then, many bits of evidence have emerged, such as his former campaign manager Paul Manafort being in significant debt to Russian entities. A lack of definitive proof of Trump’s dealings does not equate to a lack of evidence. All the information publicly available points towards collusion.
The media, which whipped up a storm against the president over alleged ties to Russia, is slowly backing away as it realizes that this theory is collapsing, holds Ed Rogers in the Washington Post. No evidence has emerged that proved the much-talked-about collusion. Stories about Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Junior were blown wildly out of proportion to fit the media’s narrative. The president hasn’t helped himself by getting provoked into responding and lashing out at news outlets. This doesn't change that no evidence has emerged to prove the media's assertions.