David Remnick and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker say Russia was caught off guard by Trump’s election. “Nobody expected, frankly, that [he] was going to win,” Osnos says.
Source: Sensing Chaos, Russia Takes A ‘Wait-And-See’ Approach To Trump : NPR
U.S. intelligence agencies agree that Russian leaders approved a hacking campaign during the 2016 election, aimed at destabilizing the U.S. political system and hurting Hillary Clinton. The only problem, two New Yorker magazine writers say: They didn’t actually expect Donald Trump to win.
And they’re not sure anymore that they’re happy about it.