It was necessary to create a sense of a certain involvement of Russia in the events of the United States. The impression was made, without citing any facts (but this is “normal”) that Russia is 100% somehow involved in these events because it is always involved in quarreling people in the United States of America with each other. There is no doubt that it was precisely such a goal that was set: to link somehow the current situation with the Russian footprint and to blame Russia again.
Somebody pulled the curtain up. And the whole picture that the United States carefully concealed from the public, appeared. They were intentionally hiding. They knew what was going on in the country, what contradictions they had, what problems had risen to their full height over recent years and recent decades. And they did everything possible to modify this picture.