Kislyak is a diplomat. Donald's supposed to rub shoulders with those people. But yeah, I thoroughly believe that there was election tampering, especially pertaining to the weaponization of social media. Either way, the presidency should want to distance itself from Russia without condemning them directly, at least for now, but there have been some awkward pro-Russia sentiments straight from the horse's mouth. Why couldn't Trump just divulge the one(?) time that he shook hands with this guy? Can he not remember? That's a scary thought. Maybe there's no one that's kept any sort of tally, but somehow, I doubt it.
Also, how has this been in plain sight, hiding in a WSJ article? I guess they really don't have many subscribers.
I hope we've amped up our journalism coverage enough that we're archiving every detail of this event. All of America will become the "crazy person" in "every" movie who connects a bunch of strings to photographs and strokes their chin. That's if we're outside of the blast radius, whatever form it's about to take. Right now the damage is limited to information, and I pray (I'm considering prayer..?) that we can contain it to that domain, but I suspect the general state of things will continue to deteriorate quite rapidly, we're primed.
We are seeing what happens when a billionaire hasn't had enough time to sweep all of his corruptions under the rug. The world of big business clearly does not hold up to presidential standards of morality.