to put it bluntly

Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion (Black Agenda Report)

Also, a little history of US "meddling" in the Eastern Bloc (Counterpunch). Didn't know that the US sent "expeditionary" troops to Vladivostok in 1918 -- the Russians certainly remember it -- here's a photo.

In the Counterpunch article Paul Street thinks Americans in 2018 are being swayed by the constant drumbeat of anti-Russian propaganda on TV. Polls seem to indicate this is true, if by Americans we mean Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton. (chart source)