(Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, Chief of Station in Asia and the CIA's Director of Public Affairs.). President Trump didn't bother to talk to Vladimir Putin about Russia's preparations to interfere in the 2020 presidential election two weeks ago when he telephoned the Kremlin. Instead, Trump said, the two had a good laugh over the hoax that Putin did anything even remotely offensive in 2016. As for the intelligence community's warning that Moscow is gearing up its attack on the 2020 campaign, Trump was categorical. "We didn't discuss that."