Prior to the election, the British intelligence services commissioned a study of , then Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and his dealings with the Russians. The study claimed that Trump had been compromised by the Russian government who held damaging material which they could use to manipulate him.
It is hard to discredit that report when one looks at the present situation in Syria. The Russians have just established a "No-Fly" Zone west of the Euphrates River, in Syria, where our aircraft become targets, if they intrude. What has been the response of our government? Nothing. It's as if Putin has also established a "No-Response" Zone where his asset, Trump, cannot cross without peril of exposure.