I have pondered for near two years now and cannot find any credible evidence nor have I unearthed any information from any source with a long history for veracity that would support the notion that Putin preferred Trump over Clinton. It would seem that any normal person with ordinary intelligence would conclude that Putin would much prefer Clinton since he has a well known, factual history of running roughshod over Clinton! Factual examples: Selling of 25% of our uranium to Russia, red line in Syria and invasion and annexation of Crimea.
Why would Putin, with a known history of operating with impunity regarding any acts of aggression when Clinton was Secretary of State and Obama was President, want to take a chance on a seemingly loose cannon like Trump? Could the whole of the Russian "conclusion" be a fabrication of the media and the Democratic party to cripple Trump? Is this a perfect example of person and party over people and the Country?