The Russians wanted Trump to be elected pres., there is no question in my mind as to that! The Russian slanting of news in 2016 was clear and obvious.
Why? Nothing strange about that; with Trump in the White House a spanner was thrown into every aspect of American life for at least 4 years!
No further deviousness need be suspected.
Once, weapons were manufactured to fight wars; today, wars are manufactured to sell weapons
It is far easier to deceive folks than to convince them they are deceived