MSNBC's Rachel Maddow lays out a very strong example of Putin's power in a 20-minute segment.  Click the link, then scroll down the article until you get to the video box for her "Rule of Law" - Trump ties, GOP party loyalty confound Trump Russia investigation monologue.  THEN CLICK PLAY!

The Rachel Maddow Segment You Need to Watch Raises the Unanswered Trump-Flynn-Russia Questions: WATCH