The spin these days is that Vlad Putin initiated the hacking of the DNC and the successful phishing and eventual publishing of John Podesta's emails. And the intent attributed to him by Democrats is that he wanted Donald Trump to be president. Maybe, maybe not. We've heard too much from them during the campaign to take Democrats or the msm seriously on matters that don't include irrefutable evidence.
Melissa O'Sullivan set forth a theory on why Putin would want Hillary Clinton to win -- Clinton's opposition to fossil fuel energy. Russia is a major producer, and the U.S. is a competitor. If the U.S. energy industry has it tough because the government is trying to stifle it any way it can, that's good for Russia in the world market. Therefore, Russia would prefer Clinton over Trump.
The last thing Putin wanted was for Alpha Male Trump to be prez-elect. Look at his picks- Tillerman from Exxon to be Sec State, Perry from Texas to be Sec Energy. Look at Trump’s rhetoric on the Dakota access pipeline. A Trump presidency means carbon based energy-friendly policies. In no way is this in Russia’s interest.
Drill baby drill.