It is in the interests of many foreign adversaries to influence the electorate to either vote for someone that has positions that align with their interests or someone known to be undisciplined and erratic in order to undermine faith in our government. tump was a win-win for the Russians who employed huge social media incursions to shape opinions of voters in key electoral districts- aided by Manafort's hand delivered and strategically detailed polling data. trump himself hired Cambridge Analytica to use militarily developed and proven psi-ops tactics to target key voter demographics with personally targeted messages to people whose psych profiles (developed by analysis of where they lived and public records)- showed them to be susceptible to influenced opinion change. This kind of stuff is really scary and election assistance from any foreign agent can open doors to this kind of intrusion. YES, absolutely- any offer of aid to any candidate (or seated politician) must be reported and investigated if we are going to ever have faith that our elections are a fair and honest representation of our people's wishes.