The Trump administration’s top intelligence officials said during a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday that Russia is intent on disrupting elections in the United States and elsewhere….
"At a minimum, we expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokespeople, and other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States," [said] Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
I should clarify. It's not that Trump doesn't believe this; it's that he doesn't want to believe it. Being the self-absorbed child that he is, he does believe that confirmation of any Russian assistance would detract from the glory of his daycare blue ribbon. And little Donald, also being the only one that matters, can't have that.