We know the Russians hacked our emails to elect Donald Trump.
We know we knew this by early summer.
We don’t know why the President, the Democrats and the Campaign took no effective action.
We know that the polls declared that Hilary was winning by a comfortable margin.
Perhaps everyone felt it unnecessary to take strong defensive action in light of that.
When Britain stood alone against the Nazis, America was isolationist; over 85% against entering the war. British Intelligence ran arguably the most successful disinformation campaign of the war. British Agents, including David Ogilvie, the advertising executive, skewed the Roper poll and others to change American attitudes away from isolation and toward an alliance with Britain.
Could the Russians have been playing such a long game? Well, their national pastime is chess.