There is some speculation that President Putin is sabotaging Hillary Clinton's election campaign. Why?
Because Donald Trump may not support NATO nations if they came under attack from Russia, unless he was convinced that they had made sufficient contributions to the Atlantic alliance.
When 20,000 emails were stolen from the Democrat's computer servers, Mrs Clinton's campaign manger Robby Mook said the emails were leaked "by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump."
Mrs Clinton is trying to convince the people that Trump would go soft on Russia if it threatens nations that have become too independent of Mother Russia.
Trump said once that he would like to "get along with Russia" if he is elected and believes President Putin is a better leader than President Obama.
George Stephanopoulos asked Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort - "Are there any ties between Mr Trump, you or your campaign and Putin and his regime?"
"No, there are not" he said. "That's absurd and there is no basis to it."