Polling data isn't a state secret bro. You can collect polling data. I can collect polling data. Anyone can collect polling data. The Russians themselves can collect all the polling data they want. It is as simple as calling people up and asking "who are you going to vote for?" The mystery is why the freak lie about it. It isn't much different than giving them a ham sandwich.
Poling data is all over the place, hell facebook practically sells it in bulk....and as we saw in 2016, it's not something you should gamble anything important on so it's really not that useful. If the Russians asked to buy my polling data, I'd laugh all the way to the bank.
So you guys seriously think that the head of the campaign for a major party candidate is handing over internal polling data a former FSB operative (does anyone really leave the FSB) that is equal to that which can be found on the internet with a quick google search? For no particular reason?
Don't get me wrong, I certainly don't think it proves anything yet. After all, we really have very few details about what was actually passed along and we won't for a while. Although to summarily dismiss it is ridiculous.
And this is inevitably the problem with these types of broad investigations that have free reign to go in any direction. They ask thousands of questions, many of which are not really even that important, and then they get payoff by catching somebody lying about one of them. More often than not, the punishments from these witch hunts are not for the crimes they are enacted to go after, but in fact simply catching politicians lying about something. That is EXACTLY how Clinton got impeached.
Smart people may start to wonder if that is the entire point of these investigations.......just a way to use an imagined crime to take out their political opponents through perjury charges.