The thing about tRUMP is that a lot of stuff he does in plain sight. The perfect example is when during the campaign he asked whether Russia was listening to him. Then in Helsinki he said he believed Putin rather than his own intelligence agencies.
I could give an exhaustive list of examples of the tRUMP/Russia quagmire. I will give only the ones that have come up in the last week The vast majority of commentators discussing the Ukraine scandal hardly mention Russia. For me, Russia is at the heart of the scandal. Russia is the story, not Ukraine. The two men who were indicted for illegal campaign violations to the tRUMP campaign did so with laundered Russian money. It was in Russia'a interest to destabilize Ukraine.
There has been absolutely zero explanation from the White House about why tRUMP personally withheld military funding from Ukraine. If you realize that withholding the funds was in Putin's interest, then it make sense.
Pulling U.S. troops away from protecting our allies also makes perfect sense if you look at it through the Russia prism. The Assad regime would have been defeated if not for Russian military aid. Assad fought bitterly against the Kurds. By failing to protect the Kurds, tRUMP is helping to support Assad who in turn is supported by Russia.
Trump was asked if his withdrawal of support for the Kurds will hinder other alliances. In a total non sequitur tRUMP basically said that we don't need alliances. He went on to bash NATO with his old canard that NATO has not paid enough money. He basically said that there is no reason for us to be in NATO. Let them face Russia by themselves. This was music to Putin's ear.
Moscow Mitch was totally offended by any suggestion that he is not tough on Russia. He claims that he has opposed Russian influence for his entire career. Where was Moscow Mitch's outrage when the Mueller report said that the tRUMP campaign encouraged Russian interference in our elections? Where is Moscow Mitch now when faced with the fact that laundered Russian money went into the tRUMP campaign.
The walls are crumbling. The former ambassador to Ukraine made a blistering statement about the State Department and tRUMP's hatchet men who got her fired. A top adviser to Pompeo has quit in disgust. tRUMPists are are scrambling to get rid of laundered Russian money. Unless tRUMP's S.Ct. decides to reverse well established law his tax returns will be turned over to Congress. tRUMP has viciously turned on Fox. If Fox turns or if even a few Republicans grow some, Russia's favorite asset is going down. As every new breaking story comes out, hope is building. Yesterday more rats left the stinking ship.