An interesting thought, from New Yorker editor David Remnick.
Remnick suggests that the Russians were not trying to make Donald Trump president. They wanted to destabilize the Hillary Clinton presidency that they thought they would be dealing with.
The Editor of The New Yorker says that the Russians weren't trying to aid Trump's campaign; he says they were trying to destabilize Hillary's inevitable Presidency. His contention is that, like everyone in the media, the Russians thought that Secretary Clinton was going to be the 45th President, and the hacks and leaks they released were in the hopes of damaging her leadership. He says that the Russians are actually now fearful of Trump's off-the-cuff attitudes and that "there's a lot of buyer's remorse." This totally flies in the face of the liberal narrative, that the Russians essentially put President Trump into the Oval Office.
At the least, Remnick has given us another reading of the situation, one that effectively makes more sense than the standard narrative.