1/So you think it doesn't matter much, @JonathanChait? Wrong. If we don't understand exactly how the KGB cultivated Trump, something exactly like it will happen again.
2/If we don't punish get to the bottom of it, in effect, we are saying it's perfectly fine for a president of the United States to be an asset for a foreign adversary, and
3/If we don't understand the means through which Trump was compromised, then we are empowering Russia to keep at it and we won't know how to vet candidates properly in the future.
4/If we don't have a serious counterintelligence investigation we won't understand how the Republican Party became a US version of Ukraine's Party of Regions(ie the Putinista party that rubber-stamps pro-Russian policies), or
5/why GOP senators and the vast majority of 70+ million Americans who voted for him still believe Trump won the election, or
6/the breadth or the depth of how Russian money has corrupted American politicians, lobbyists, white shoe lawyers, with Deripaska-funded coal mines in Kentucky for Mitch McConnell and the like
7/ or how the active measures Russia undertook in fueling Qanon became so phenomenally successful, and
8/the fact that via SolarWinds, Russian spies used a software to unleash a virus that spread to 18,000 government and private computer networks, and much, much more.
9/ Yes, Trump is gone from the White House. But the Russians have not gone home, and they are very active in fueling highly destructive right-wing in the US and throughout the West. Now is the time to learn from what went wrong and to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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