Well the American Intelligence Community today announced that it has assorted smoking guns placing Putin as personally behind the Hack of the U.S. 2016 election. Specifically to get Mr. Trump into office, and not Hillary Clinton. Among other things besides Putin's personal contempt for Mrs. Clinton he feared that she as President would put yet more sanctions on the Russian government.
This is a unique event in the political history of this nation. At least officially. There is no history of an overseas hostile power by means of influence ever succeeding in placing a President into the White House.
Confronted with this new irrefutable evidence of overt tampering by a hostile foreign head of state. Mr. Trump simply dismissed it as irrelevant.
Mind you during the Cold war, and after the U.S. government under both liberal, and conservative administrations has overthrown or in various ways subverted the governments of other nations...one loses count.
This tragic as it is may be one of those chickens coming home to roost.