Why Did Putin Want Trump to Win?

Why Did Putin Want Trump to Win?

U.S. News & World ReportWhy Did Putin Want Trump to Win?

Republicans need to ask why Russia backed their party’s candidate for president.

This week, The New York Times broke a story about Donald Trump Jr., the son of the president of the United States, meeting, in the midst of the 2016 campaign season, with an attorney for the Russian government for the purpose of acquiring potentially damaging information about former Secretary of State and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It was revealed that this meeting also included Jared Kushner, son in law of the president, and Paul Manafort, Trump’s then-campaign manager.

Many questions have arisen in connection to that story: Did the Trump campaign (or President Donald Trump himself) collude with the Russian government to interfere in an American presidential election through illegal means? Did the president’s son-in-law intentionally lie about his contact with Russian agents? Were there Federal Elections Commission violations involved? How much contact did members of the Trump campaign have with Russian agents during the campaign and leading up to the Inauguration?  Read More