It’s never good to get in between Evs and VD... but isn’t the question of what motivated people the heart of the Russian interference investigation? What we have seen was disinformation designed to raise fears (on both sides, but it was especially effective with the anti Washington crowd which played in to Trumps hand) hacked emails that surely depressed motivation on the Dems side.
What’s important to note though is that Russia is trying to sow discord in America and divide the country deeply. Trump was convenient for their end goal, but he is hardly their boy. If making discord grow appears easier by pushing the dem in the next election they will have a field day trashing Trump.
That’s why you see them playing both sides. To ratchet up the crazy. And when they see which approach is more effective, that’s what really takes off.
Russia doesn’t give a fuck who is in office as long as America is ineffective.
Yes and no.
Yes they want to fuck with America in general. They want to undermine faith in the institutions. They don't care who is the instrument of that.
No. Hillary has been firm against Russia throughout her career and as Secretary of state. They were definitely anti-Hillary.
Obama busted their chops over treatment of women, gays and muslims and sanctioned them for adventuring. What better way to tear America down than with a racist, nazi loving philanderer, who assaults women, brags about it, and hates Muslims and is itching to nuke somebody. And they do know Trump intimately. He has done business with Russia, long rumored to have done business with the Russian mob, maybe money laundering, and all the people around him also have a sleazy connection to Russia. If you are doing business in Russia legal or illegal the government is in on it. I don't know if they do or don't have pictures of Trump taking a golden shower. But they know where at least his people have skeletons buried and they are going to leak it in time.
So yes. They are going to fuck with Trump too. When he outlives his usefulness.