I'll assume that almost everyone is aware of the allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential election where the focus was to assist Donald Trump become president. Some (Republicans) are denying that but it's unquestionably true that illegally obtained emails were released to the media that harmed Hillary Clinton to some degree although evidence that the influence was enough to change the election results is non-existent. All we know is that illegal obtained emails that were publically exposed corrupted the 2016 Presidential election to some degree and that all of the US intelligence agencies are claiming that the evidence exists that the Russians were responsible. I believe that we can all state that foreign involvement in the domestic process for electing a president is wrong on all levels regardless of whether we believe that the Russians were involved in the 2016 US Presidential Election. If that is the belief, and arguably it is for most Americans, then we need to take a minute and think back a little historically. http://articles.latimes.com/1996-07-09/news/mn-22423_1_boris-yeltsin So in 1996 the political team that worked for Republican Gov Pete Wilson went to Russia and through an intermediator, Yeltsin's daughter Tatyana Dyachenko, secretly provided advice to assist Boris Yeltsin win the election. This does not imply that the possible Russian involvement in our election somehow becomes magically acceptable but instead establishes that what the Republican political team did in assisting Boris Yeltsin in 1996 was wrong. This is a problem with many of the "positions" the US establishes that are unquestionable correct are compromised because we violate those same position making us hypocrites in he eyes of others. "Do as I say, not as I do" has never been a viable policy.