On CNN Tuesday morning, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said that it was possible, and that it appeared to be true, that Vladimir Putin was literally "pulling the strings" of the Trump administration. "This is exactly how it would play out," he said about Trump's neutral attitude about the situation in Ukraine. "This is as scary as it gets." "What is it all about? What is this strange relationship between Putin and Trump, and is there something that the Russians have on him that is causing him to say these bizarre things on a daily basis."