Vladimir Putin has lost

The new report from the Director of National Intelligence confirms that Russian leader Vladimir Putin tried to help Trump in the 2020 election, but failed to put Trump over the top. In other words, Putin really never did have a magic wand. His antics worked, just barely, in 2016. But they didn’t work in 2020. We drove sufficient turnout, and it overcame all the cheating efforts.

This also suggests that Putin is weaker than he was four years ago, since he didn’t have the ability to put Trump over the top the second time. This would mean that Putin’s whole Trump experiment has ultimately failed. Putin’s goal was to make himself stronger by making the U.S. weaker, yet it’s Putin who is now weaker than ever.

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday and stated his view that Putin is now cornered, grasping at straws, and in danger of losing power entirely. So much for Putin’s master plan to make himself more powerful at the expense of the United States. And so much for the notion that Putin ever had a foolproof master plan or a magic wand.