Did you know that in this month in 1962, 55 years ago, The USA exchanged Pilot Gary Power for Russian spy Rudolph Abel? It was the height of the cold war. John F. Kennedy was president of the USA and Kryschev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR. Whatever you may have thought about Kennedy, with his handling of the Cuban missile crisis, there was no doubt at all that he was a serious politician. There was no doubt that he was a US patriot and a serious politician.
Fast forward to today. the 45th President, Donald Trump has been in the job less than a month. He seems to have avery different sort of relationship with Russia. His pick for National Security secretary has just "resigned" for all manner of dodgy shenanigans with the the Russians. Trump was warned by his cheif attourney (remember her, the one he sacked because he didn't like her now vindicated view that his actions were not lawful).
When Trump took over and started posting executive orders by the dozen, a friend on Facebook asked why Obama hadnt. I think we know now, don't we?