At first it was 'hacking" into the elections, then "interference" in the elections, then "meddling" with the elections, then "influencing" elections, and finally settling to Russians Trump-Russia "collusion" which got Trump into power...
That was 2016 and still going on at present. At the time of this writing we have NOT seen any direct evidence the Russia got Trump into office. And so the insanity goes on...
While we wait for direct evidence of Russian meddling let's go back in time (no pun intended) to see a real successful meddling in foreign elections as proclaimed so proudly by the US in Time Magazine back in 1996. Read it for yourself below
TIME MAGAZINE: YANKS TO THE RESCUE (PDF)
Yanks to The Rescue: the secret story of how American advisers helped Yeltsin win. (Time Magazine 15 July 1996) If that doesn't sound like a successful meddling in an election of a foreign country by 2016 US-standards, then I don't know what is.