President Trump held a phone call with President Putin of Russian and said that he smiled when he told him that US intelligence made a mountain out of a molehill. Trump said they did not discuss Russian interference in the 2016 elections. There was a time when the President of the United States stood up for his nation to anyone who dared pose a threat to the country. I guess those days are over. We live in interesting times, and we must all become engaged in protecting our republic through the political process.