That was an interesting article. I think Trump initially surrounded himself with some bad people, hopefully all or most have been identified, I think Trump believes or trusts too much of what comes from Putin, and Putin uses that angle, which makes it appear Trump is really stupid, or worse. Problem is . . . I don't really think he's that stupid, I think he just reaches out to some of the wrong people, and trusts them until it's too obvious he shouldn't -- if you don't trust your main guy in the CIA, FBI, etc., who do you talk to, and what do you do about it? Trump's own undoing is that he just (sometimes?) can't shut up when it appears silence would be his best choice, and of course, the uncontrollable tweets -- on the other hand, he has been under constant attack from essentially all sides from when he announced his candidacy, and he chose to voice his opinions and fight back, instead of whimpering away into political oblivion. I don't really think Trump thought he could win any primaries, and really never thought he could be elected President until fairly late in the game, upon recognizing the anti-Clinton biases, and hitting on some notable issues that resonated with enough voters to put him successfully into the endgame. Whether or not Trump knowingly and purposefully took or takes actions that appear to benefit Russia is something that I expect Mueller to address eventually, and sooner would be better than later. It could also be that some of Trump's actions have appeared to coincidentally benefit Russia at a time when Russians obviously meddled in our election processes and took other actions which challenged us, and at a time when the new administration was initiating change in the policies/initiatives/directives regarding general CIA/FBI and other government over-reach, reversing some of the general socialistic liberal direction of the bureaucracy which was built up over the previous 2-term president, and other issues such as holding other members of NATO more responsible for their fair share of their own defense, reducing regulatory burdens which ballooned during Obama's watch, improving agreements that have distorted trade while trying to reduce imbalances, all while navigating the perilous world of power balances with China, Russia, Iran, etc., all of which get at the heart of much of Trump's campaign, and all of which have been in play during the only 2 years he has been president. [wow, that was a long, confusing sentence, sorry about that] For those supporting Trump, it appears he just needs more and better support, there's a lot to like. For those against Trump, he's scary, out-of-control, and just ruining everything, there's a lot not to like, the prior 8 years is the direction we should be going.
I say, let's give Mueller all the support he needs and let's get this over with, let the chips fall where they may. Trump might be vindicated. Trump might be impeached. Probably neither. [Life goes on, another election in 2020]