This could be the #1 issue come election day. Now Putin is going more directly at the US. This of course has no basis in reality so why? The reason is actually obvious, he wants the conflict, he needs it to ratchet up the tension.
While the rest of us are watching an election on TV this guy is doing everything he can to make the situation worse. He needs to turn the European public even further against the US. Their governments have their own intel and don’t even give it a second thought but the populations. Especially the Russian population are going to eat it up.