The mainstream cable channels are pretty tough on Trump, as is The New York Times. Some times this is a positive balance of power, but when it comes to the Russia scandal, much of the coverage is counter-productive and even dangerous.
I have a certain loyalty to Obama, but I would have to say that his contempt for Russia, "a regional power" contributed to a dangerous fraying of the rope of nuclear peace... that pacific pact between rival world powers, woven by the likes of Kennedy and Reagan, to ensure that the greatest W.M.D.s in existence aren't unleashed on Moscow and New York, on Leningrad and Los Angeles... and the civilian populations thereof.
It was this disturbance in relations that led to Russia's bold and ill-conceived gambit to put a friend in Washington... and when the news covers the matter in a nativist and hysterical manner, and drums up xenophobia between two nuclearized world powers already at odds and on edge, sharing battle-field space in Syria etc., it creates a real and needless danger of a large-scale nuclear war. The sanctions against hydro nuclear powers they so vociferously defend create a very real danger of hydrogem bombs or germane data being sold to private terrorist groups or ruthless corporations, of which the world is full. Frankly, the talking heads are doing more talking and skull-crushing than serious thinking. Democratic dialogue is like an old rusty car that's been in the garage for years, being fixed up while these reckless powers are racing about the public air-waves in ill-gotten Ferraris.
The public(and most of the press) doesn't know how close we've been to this potentially apocalyptic war, at times during the Obama administration for instance... and the press doesn't seem to know how angry(and reckless) the press villification of Russia makes Moscow, from the Duma to the armed forces to the coffee houses.
We must preserve our pact of peace, and(to the extent he still desires to thaw American-Russian relations...) support our President.