It's always seemed that Trump and the Russian criminal syndicate/rulership had some joint concern driving their actions. Now that it's coming to light, it's no wonder Trump's issuing all these absurd statements and bringing in an agent of distraction like his new "communications" director.
At least we can possibly now start to get pass all of this stupidity. Even though I'm not American, it's been a distraction to say the least. Because the world's got a lot riding on the US not descending into anarchy let alone morph into a kleptocracy.