David Rothkopf hit the nail on the head last night in his comments to Lawrence O’Donnell.
Putin’s transparent efforts to hack western democratic elections have not weakened Europe. To the contrary, Europeans have seen what happened in the US and are binding more closely together against this unwanted influence.
The key point — Putin is a tactician and not a strategist. He came upon a new tactic and employed it without thinking carefully about the results that the tactics would likely cause. Russia will be more isolated than ever. Trump will be unable to help him.