Putin called off the attacks because Russia uses a lot of Iranian oil. At Iceaura, We know he does not listen to generals who are informed by a network of spies and intelligence agencies. James bond could uncover a new plot from Goldfinger and Trump would not even hear it because he "Knows more than any general". He knows Russia did not attack the election and Mueller has fabricated evidence because Putin told him so.. and he cannot see any reason Putin would lie. Whether or not America starts a new war in the middle east depends entirety upon the whims of the worst businessman in the history of mankind. I would trust Pee Wee Herman to make a far greater president because at least Pee Wee Herman earned his fame and fortune. (Pee Wee is a heavily underrated actor from the 1990's if anyone does not know). It seems nonsensical to try to attach rhyme or reason to Trumps mind.