Trump gave the countries in NATO serious jitters when he questioned the US commitment to its NATO allies. Now, reported by politico.com, he has become more specific about what Russian aggressive actions in Eastern Europe he is willing to overlook (and forgive?).
Donald Trump said Wednesday that, if he is elected president, he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against Russia.
I suspect quid pro quo. Trump promises hands off in Eastern Europe and Putin uses espionage and cyber warfare against Clinton to tilt the election toward Trump.
From Daily Kos:
We knew Putin wanted Trump to win. Now we know why. Trump will not only turn a blind eye towards Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. He will excuse, allow, and enable it.