Understanding the Attack on the US by Russia

For strange reasons, persons within the US have characterized this serious attack by an enemy nation as a political battle within and among parties of the United States.  This assumes that Russia would care about mere politics in the US and would spend so much effort just to pick one party over another…  this overlooks why Putin’s Russia would care about who won.  What is in it for Russia?  What goals does Russia have?

"The Plot to Hack America" by Malcolm Nance
“The Plot to Hack America” by Malcolm Nance