A lot of people seem to believe that President Trump is going soft on Putin.

After an indictment form Robert Mueller implicated 12 Russian hackers in working to influence the election… and his special counsel has “found new collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin” many say that while Trump appears to be in the clear… he should still issue a stern warning to Russia.

But today, while Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, there was none of that.

Trump carried on cozy conversations with the President of Russia.

And instead of saying Russia need accept responsibility for the wrong they’ve done, Trump asked the still unanswered question of why Hillary’s emails and server weren’t properly scrutinized.

A fair point.

The way Trump sees it, he has nothing to apologize for, and if he wants to go easy on Putin, he can as he’s the valid victor in the 2016 Presidential elections.

Trump said that he ran a “clean campaign” and beat Clinton “easily” when confronted with claims that he was the benefactor of Russian hacking.

“I won that race and it’s a shame there can even be a little bit of a cloud over it,” he said. “We ran a brilliant campaign and that’s why I’m president.”

Some important people in the U.S. viewed Trump’s unwillingness to confront Putin as a sin of omission.

For instance, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) said Trump’s comments were “bizarre” and “flat-out wrong,” adding that they give Putin a “propaganda win he desperately needs.”

“The United States is not to blame. America wants a good relationship with the Russian people but Vladimir Putin and his thugs are responsible for Soviet-style aggression,” said Sasse.

And then there’s what Lindsey Graham said regarding Trump’s lack of pressure on Putin, he said this was a “missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections.”

But others, those who supported Obama or were supported by Obama like former CIA director John Brennan) have said the simple fact Trump seemed to give Putin a nod of support was “nothing short of treasonous.”

A lot of people assume that since the indictments were out there it meant Trump was under some kind of compulsion to scorn Putin for allowing this kind of political gamesmanship to take place.

Especially considering Putin said he wanted Trump to win, saying that if Trump were to win it would create a better relationship between his country and ours.

Obviously Putin denied any wrongdoing as he said Russia “has never interfered and is not going to interfere into internal American affairs.”

He then volunteered to help investigate the Russian hackers in a joint investigation conducted in cooperation with the U.S.

It’s possible the U.S. will accept the offer, provided they can meet in the middle on the deal.

At the end of the day people really think Trump’s mishandled this situation and his refusal to do anything about the hacking means Russia will feel better about future interference.

What do you think about the whole situation?