This Russian phobia smacks of McCarthyism with intelligence apparatus illegally leaking conversations for political reasons which fuel that phobia, as is the Deep State MSM with their Fake News supporting our 20 yo Foreign Policy of Imperialism since the end of The Cold War .
Who says history does not repeat? Only now McCarthyites are on the other side. Orwellian
No fan of Trump but the opposition seems to be taking a path on the Dark Side
MSM is now largely controlled by 6 entities and has led to public support on both sides of the politicsl spectrum for interventions and coups in Kosovo, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine , Yemen, Syria, etc and threats against Iran, North Korea , China, Russia and Venezuela at a cost of many trillions of dollars , in addition to trillions more bailing out the banksters influencing and profiting from it all , causing us to skimp on social welfare , infrastructure and environment.
Like it or not, MSM still shapes many people's world views even distrusted as it is. The more stuff is repeated and heard the more it is believed. Thats why MSM has been penetrated by the intelligence community since at least the 1960's . Bernays the father of propaganda has shown us it is so effective. They are basically linked at the hip today much like Pravda was or is.