The problem, Lrx, is that while Trump and Putin have no credibility, neither do the US intelligence agencies. This is also being sold to a group, the left, that has often been a target of their lies and propaganda and there has not been evidence presented on any of this. In fact, given how the DNC has acted since its claims of being hacked, any logical person that is also impartial (not you) would be a little suspicious. Besides, can anyone claim that Russia impacted the last election and our politics more than Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or interests like Wall Street and shadow groups controlled by the big money interests in both parties? Give me a break.
It is obvious that Trump has ties to Russian interests, as he has ties to Saudi interests, and countless other interests. It is obvious that he is corrupt and those around him do have strong connections to Russia, among others. Beyond that, nothing is obvious. Trump is an incompetent buffoon, is corrupt (which could bring him down), is ignorant, but the Democrats don’t want to focus their attacks on him with policy because their large donors don’t want them to push for policies that are popular, because those policies are almost always progressive. So, instead, the entire strategy is Russia, Russia, Russia and Trump is bad. Anyone that doesn’t see this, at least in part, as a propaganda campaign is intentionally naive.
Again though, to claim that Russia had more of an impact in our last election or the range of policies we could choose from than Wall Street, other corporate interests, the countless shadow groups on both sides (your little run down could have just as easily have described Correct the Record), or counties such as Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia (among others) is laughable. You assign a power to Putin and Russia that doesn’t exist, and if it did anyway, what would it say about how weak our democracy is and how weak Clinton was as a candidate any damn way?