Consider

By Mark on 20180213 — 1 min read

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/russia-sees-midterm-elections-as-chance-to-sow-fresh-discord-intelligence-chiefs-warn.html

How much of the today’s Amer­ican polit­ical divi­sion was ampli­fied with support from Russia? Perhaps it started long before we know. Perhaps it preceded Trump. Might every­thing since Reagan be part of some slow, cautious, steady, desta­bi­liza­tion effort?

Okay. That’s my conspiracy theory. I think it is more likely than the “deep state”.