It would be poetic justice if we found out definitively that Donald Trump, the man who started the birther movement was inadvertently Vladimir Putin's strawman in the American 2016 elections.
Vladimir Putin may have his tentacles in American elections
Russian pro-democracy leader Garry Kasparov implied that Donald Trump is a tool being used by Russia's Vladimir Putin to destabilize American elections and the free world.
"I believe that now, after so being unpunished for what he did in Russia and the neighboring countries and the massacres now in the Middle-East," Kasparov said. "He thinks that he can influence elections in the free world. And his eyes are now on the United States. It is the biggest prize any KGB agent could ever covet."
Chuck Todd then referred the article in the Washington post by Anne Applebaum titled "How Russia could spark a U.S. electoral disaster" that seemed to mimic today's reality with many of the Trump/Putin shenanigans occurring right now. Applebaum pointed out that it would follow the same modus operandi used to destabilize elections in other countries (e.g., Ukraine). It is not even necessary to hack voter machines. Just intimating that the election was fraudulent or rigged would suffice. Donald Trump is following that roadmap already.
Kasparov pointed out that there is evidence that Putin had his tentacles in Brexit. As well he funds ultranationalists groups in Europe. Kasparov claims it is Putin's intent to destabilize governments in the free world.
"He [Putin] needs chaos," Kasparov said. "And Trump is an ideal partner because it is a kind of agent of chaos that will undermine every American alliance and the institutions like NATO and EU -- so whatever Putin can do, whatever his powers, and believe me there are plenty of 'Trump' cards."
Chuck Todd closed the segment with a prescient statement.
"I have to say, Garry Kasparov," Todd said. "I never thought two months before our election we'd be wondering whether our election was going to get tampered with by a foreign power."