Putin gave Trump permission to do this to provide a distraction from all the troubles Trump is in. Trump is hoping he can illegally sneak in Gorsuch and steal Merrick Garland's seat on the Supreme Court.
These are serious things. Trump is a puppet of Putin who interfered with the election and helped to steal it from President-elect Clinton. Trump is trying to steal Merrick Garlands seat on the Supreme Court. Trump is waging war on the environment.