However, this story says there may be evidence that Putin is interested in mucking up this major national US election - so those who believe that idea aren't necessarily being paranoid.
The Democratic president said in a radio interview he did not want to meddle in the process after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had found a new trove of emails that might pertain to Clinton's use of a private email server for government business while she was secretary of state. "Of course. So have I", Obama said.
Prominent U.S. cyber security company FireEye said it had been hired by Alfa Bank to investigate the records and had been granted access to the bank's systems in Moscow to look for evidence of any relationship with Trump's company or any signs of hacking or infection. That's a dramatic contrast to several recent polls putting the race much closer. Clinton has called for more details to be released, though officials have only confirmed that the emails involve Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin on a computer shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for allegedly sexting an underage girl.
Earnest was careful not to chastise Comey for the letter while implying that the building disagreed with the move that created panic within the president's party.
The survey of 2,583 adults, including 2,120 registered voters, was conducted October 20-25, just as the contentious race for the White House entered its final two weeks and shortly after a third presidential debate that drew attention for its pointed barbs.
Speaking of Russia's aims, one intelligence official told The Times these hacks aren't "about the election" but rather "about a threat to democracy". Even the Justice Department, which reports to Obama, made known its opposition to Comey's move. "It's quite clear there was or is a pretty substantial inquiry going on", he says. It was not known if the email controversy would hurt her support.
"If we don't repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever", Trump said.
Those numbers are interesting but not necessarily indicative - polling won't neatly translate to votes.
"You can chance your vote to 'Make America Great Again, '" he said.
Young voters aren't the only demographic group that appears put off. But voters, and especially young voters, are less enthusiastic about their choices this year. Trump supporters were more likely than Clinton supporters to expect that the nation would be more politically split should their candidate win (33 percent to 25 percent) but almost half said they expected no change either. "It raises even more troubling questions in light of Russia's masterminding of hacking efforts that are clearly meant to hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign". She doesn't plan to vote, because she is disappointed with both major party's candidates.
On the other side of the field house, Anna Vogel, 24, has spent hours canvassing for Clinton with her mother, Jane Henderson. It maintained that Trump "and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals".