Re part in bold. Yes. The Russians didn't provide more, not when asked by the FBI nor when asked by the CIA after RussiaI wouldn't be so quick as to say the FBI did their job thorougly. How much intel did they recieve from Russia? Did they request more? Did they truly do an investigation or did they simply cover their asses? Inerviewing the def. and mom, to me, does not constitute an investigation. I am not blaming the FBI because they get their orders from the white house, but thorough is a very subjective word.
Its only a "red flag" if you notice it.kes. If that return isn't a red flag that something is really wrong I can't imagine what is.