Stephen Collinson writes for CNN that the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia is obsessing Washington, and he explains why.

The administration has given contradictory stories. At one point, Trump said that no one talked to Russian officials, but that wasn’t true.

The administration can’t keep its stories straight. Trump said Jeff Sessions would not recuse himself, and a few hours later, Sessions recused himself.

No one understands Trump’s fawning comments about Putin or the alignment of his foreign policy views with those of Russia.

Many investigations are underway.

Democrats hope the administration gets tied up in knots to slow down its retrogressive agenda.