Researchers are concluding that it was the Russians–indeed, a Russian intelligence agency–that hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails and gave them to Wikileaks. Which raises the question: Is Vladimir Putin working to get Donald Trump elected?
Not only have the two expressed admiration for each other. A Trump presidency would clearly be in Russia’s self-interest. Trump threatens to leave NATO and has said that he might not defend NATO members if they are attacked, with specific reference to the Baltic Republics, which Putin has his eye on.
Is this just a Cold-War style conspiracy theory? Or could there be something to it?