If you really want to look for a connection between Putin and American politicians, you need look no further than the ones crying the loudest about the fake news story of President Trump being connected to the Russians, the democrats.
The former Campaign Chair for Hillary’s failed 2016 Presidential run, John Podesta, might very well be the focal point of uncovering the collusion between Putin and the Democrats. According to Daily Caller, Podesta’s ties to Russia are priced in the millions, and his failure to disclose them might land him in prison.

John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
Joule Unlimited Technologies — financed in part by a Russian firm — originally awarded Podesta 100,000 shares of stock options when in 2010 he joined that board along with its Dutch-based entities: Joule Global Holdings, BV and the Stichting Joule Global Foundation.
When Podesta announced his departure from the Joule board in January 2014 to become President Obama’s special counsellor, the company officially issued him 75,000 common shares of stock.
The Schedule B section of the federal government’s form 278 which — requires financial disclosures for government officials — required Podesta to “report any purchase, sale or exchange by you, your spouse, or dependent children…of any property, stocks, bonds, commodity futures and other securities when the amount of the transaction exceeded $1,000.”

Source: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law | The Daily Caller