Clearly the most important word here is "think". I despise Trump with every fiber of my being, yet, I don't claim to think he hates "my" country. It's foolish and while it certainly drives you, it should be beneath you. Stating he is a horrible human being seems to just cry being provocative. It's technovelist worthy...
I think he is a bad person. It is obvious he does not love our country and holds it with contempt. This isn't obvious with Trump, in fact it is the opposite. Because of this, trying to draw some analogy between our differing views of O. and Trump are really not going to line up.
I think there is a lot of evidence pointed towards the Russians wanting Trump in there. That covers the unknowingly part. I don't know what Trump's motivations are regarding his constant defense of the Russian while attacking our intelligence. You obviously subscribe to the notion that our intelligence is worse than having, none at all? You put more faith in what the Russians say than our own Americans? I think that is ridiculously absurd (of Trump and his defenders). I guess Comey is good, cause I give him a bro-hug for trying to help me win, and I think that intelligence is good based on how effective it is for me individually.
There is indeed evidence that the Russians would have preferred Trump. That's a long shot from the Russians installing him as a puppet and actively undermining the political process.
My thoughts on our intelligence are upthread. I think it is bad to trust any one group utterly. I didn't say "get rid of the CIA" or "we shouldn't have intelligence services".
I do think that you should look at what the Russians have been saying and doing for the last decade. They are quite open about their intentions, and then they follow through on them. They were clear that inviting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO was going to have consequences for those countries, and then they followed through. They were clear that we are violating our anti-missile treaty, and that as a result they would not be abiding by the agreement either. They have been clear that Assad is their guy, and they have followed through.
Should they be trusted? No. Should you take their oaths seriously? Yes.
Personally, I'd like to see more cooperation with Russia on issues that are in our mutual interests. Syria is one of them. China is another. We should oppose them when they are threatening our interests, not just because "It's the evil Russians!"
"My own" what? That article seems to want to draw a correlation and doesn't point out anything specific that I see stating she had anything to do with it. Of course, not that it matters to you...the one with TDS.
There were some actual citations when I read that last week. It appears they are now gone--maybe some of them turned up bad. I will try to dig them up later.