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.
It says right in the email to Don Jr that the Russian government wishes to help Trump beat Hillary in the Trump Tower Meeting and is offering "dirt."
Isn't that conspiracy to manipulate an election?