The fact remains that Russia wanted Trump to win. Why did Russia want Trump to win the election?
See the above link, if you wrongly think Russia did not specifically want Trump to win the election.
Actually that link answered my question:
"The Russian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with the goal of harming the campaign of Hillary Clinton, boosting the candidacy of Donald Trump, and increasing political discord in the United States. "
- JamesLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
Trump would have lifted the sanctions against Putin for invading Ukraine
Trump spoke about dismantling NATO
Trump and Rex Tillerson of Exxon would have signed a deal for Russian oil
- 8 months ago
They wanted Trump to win because Hillary sold them to much Uranium..
- CousinLv 68 months ago
- Jeff DLv 78 months ago
I'm sure the Russians, like everyone else, thought Clinton was going to win. If they supported Trump, it was only to make the race closer.
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- 8 months ago
They thought they would get things that they want.....so for instance if Trump wanted to do business badly with Russia for his own self and loved and admired Putin then its easy to see why the Russians would believe they had to get him elected
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months ago
The short answer is that Russia knew Trump was much more likely to give them what they wanted from us. They interfered in our election just as we have interfered in dozens of elections in other countries over the years, and for the same reason. Anyone who understands the US's recent history would understand that completely.
Russia has offered help to MANY candidates through the years, in fact al through the Cold War. Adlai Stevenson (who ran twice against Eisenhower in the 50s), Hubert Humphrey, and others, received communications from Russia offering help, and they reported them to the FBI. Trump, OTOH, accepted their help. The meeting with Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower offers pretty good evidence that Trump knew they were helping and accepted, and even coordinated their help.
Trump had a deal working in Russia to build a big Trump Tower. It was the biggest business deal in his career so far--so profitable that he offered a multi-million-dollar penthouse apartment to Putin for free. My guess is that he also offered to lift sanctions, the Magnitsky Act, to help Putin and his mob use American banks for money-laundering. We can't prove (yet) that he offered this to the Russians, but he said to US many times that he was going to lift the sanctions.
After the sanctions were put in place, Russia retaliated by banning American adoption of Russian children. So when Don Jr. got caught, he said (at first) the meeting was about adoption of Russian children. Because when his dad lifted the sanctions, Russia would lift the ban on adoption. How clear could he have made that?
NO Democratic candidate would have lifted the sanctions. They were passed by an almost unanimous bi-partisan vote in both houses of Congress, and how often does THAT happen? Trump seemed to believe he could overturn them just on his own. Trump never really understood the constitution's definition of the job of the president, and he never had the attention-span for anyone to explain it to him.
- acid victim 25Lv 78 months ago
LMFAO - - that's why they worked with Hillary on the "Steele Dossier"
- TOSh!tgibbonLv 78 months ago
One of Putin's goals was to get the Crimea invasion/annexation sanctions lifted so that a multi-trillion dollar oil deal between Rosneft and EXXON could go through. Trump inserted language into the GOP party platform to that effect and worked hard to get the sanctions dropped. It's also why Trump appointed Rex Tillerson (R-EXXON) as the Secretary of State...
- Joe in texasLv 78 months ago
The social media posts from Russian trolls took reinforced extreme positions on both sides of issues and were meant to create chaos and disunity.
There was no consistant support of one side or the other.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 78 months ago
the fact remains that china wanted crooked hillary to win the election
- Anonymous8 months ago
Why did China Venezuela and Iran want Hillary to win the election.