Is CNN trying to link Trump’s comments on Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the alleged ‘Russian hack’ of the 2016 election narrative, perpetrated by the Democratic Party?
Well, you can read the piece  for yourself, but here are the first three paragraphs of the piece:
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently broke from political orthodoxy in his effusive praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
His glowing statements on Putin have become central  in stoking the suspicion that he and his campaign were somehow connected to Russian interference in the election.
A CNN KFile review of Trump’s public statements — from the years immediately before his presidential campaign to present — reveal that Trump has contradicted himself over the years about the nature of his relationship with Putin.