Needless to say, he has no reason to hold this position, nor any logic behind it.
Last week Dan Coats (a Trump appointee as Director of National Intelligence) said that “the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack.” And, in particular, Russia is the “most aggressive foreign actor, no question. And they continue their efforts to undermine our democracy.”
Dan Coats also told a congressional committee in February that he already had seen evidence Russia was targeting U.S. elections in November, when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate are at stake, plus a host of positions in state governments.
AFTER Trump’s comments, Coats repeated, “We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy.”