Because if you truly believe our American intelligence agencies, Putin not only interfered in our 2016 election, but interference directed at America and other western countries continues to this day.
At the time, the few voices who spoke up against his behavior were told to relax by well-meaning beneficiaries of the status quo like Jonah Goldberg, who wrote: Many conservatives believe Beck is undermining conservatism with his often goofy style and his sometimes outlandish and paranoia-tinged diatribes. Buckley, my friend Charles Murray writes, “Don't tell me that we have to put up with the Glenn Becks of the world to be successful. The right changed the country for the better—through good arguments made by fine men.” Murray is nostalgic for conservative leaders who were, like Murray himself, soft-spoken intellectuals. First, there has always been a populist front on the right, even during the "glory days" when Buckley was saying he'd rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phonebook than the faculty at Harvard.
And you will notice he only wants to give credit to the current leaders of the intelligence agencies that HE appointed even though they are in total agreement with their predecessors.
However before anybody gives Trump a standing ovation for finally trusting his own intelligence agencies over a former KGB agent, you should probably hear this part as well: Trump said he still believed Putin did not think there had been Russian meddling.
Courtesy of The Hill: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday denied any connections between his country and President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, claiming that such ties are false rumors being propagated by the U. I am just going to go ahead and assume that Trump is taking Putin's side on these allegations as well. On another somewhat related note Trump is now lobbing preschool insult at the leader of North Korea.
As Sean Hannity hyped a conspiracy theory about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer last week, touting it with the zeal of a true believer without citing evidence that justified that belief, the combative Fox News host declared himself under fire and in need of backup.