The leakers say they cut off the deal because they didn't want to be seen buying make up dirt on the president. But, of course that's what they wanted. If you were about to spend $100K, wouldn't you check to make sure you were actually getting what you asked for before you paid? The Trump dirt is what they paid for, so it's what they got. The rest is a smokescreen, something they are using to try to distract from the facts.
In addition to the FBI spying on Trump using our national intelligence infrastructure, our own government and intelligence agencies (the Obama administration) colluded with the Russians to try to stop Trump from getting elected. They paid Russian spies for dirt on Trump.
"Russian collusion" has been a massive case of psychological projection all along. The Democrats, both Obama and Hillary, have been the ones colluding with Russia to meddle in the presidential election.