When it comes to DJT, I have a theory that he has no idea who he is dancing with. Putin still smarts from the failure of the USSR, and will do anything to get it back to what it once was. He is out to rule the world, and Trump plays right into his hands, thinking he will outsmart Putin. If I were Trump, I would be looking over my shoulder at every step. Putin is not afraid to use force to take him out. It is just a matter of time before all of the financial indiscretions are brought into the open, and if Trump tries to back out of his agreement with Putin, that will surely be the end of TrumPutin. Am I totally off base? Is my hunch that Mike Pence, every member of Trump’s family, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell are in on it? Take the whole cabinet, put them on a plane and ship them straight to the Russian front!
I think you’re giving too much credit to this being a meticulously planned operation on Trump and Co.'s part. Guy is run 'n gun. Hence the issues with Johnny Law.