Finally some clarity. “Russians” aren’t being investigated for “interfering in the election” by running a media campaign as that argument made no sense to me since it’s perfectly legal for them to “interfere in the election”; everyone does it, including citizens, media outlets, corporations, nations, and so forth.
However, just as there are laws around how to operate a Super PAC, so are there laws around conducting yourself as an agent of a foreign power: The Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The Russians are accused of the same thing that Tony Podesta, Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort are accused of; they failed to register as agents of Russia (Podesta), Turkey (Flynn), and Ukraine (Manafort), although the key words in the Russian case are “knowingly and intentionally”.
This still has nothing to do with Trump, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for my TDS friends.