Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretapped Trump campaign advisor
"Bannon, a former banker turned film producer and right-wing polemicist, has praised not only Putin but also a brand of Russian mystical conservative nationalism known as Eurasianism, which is the closest the Kremlin has to a state ideology. Eurasianism proclaims that Russia’s destiny is to lead all Slavic and Turkic people in a grand empire to resist corrupt Western values. Its main proponent is Alexander Dugin. With his long beard and burning blue eyes, Dugin looks like a firebrand prophet. His philosophy glorifies the Russian Empire—while Bannon and the conservative website that he founded, Breitbart News, revived the slogan of “America first,” which Trump later adopted in his campaign."
M.N.: Dugin is most likely the convenient ideological puppet of the Russian Intelligence Services, and probably the conservative faction of the GRU. It is inconcievable that they would neglect him, Dugin, this pretentious fake, with their undivided attention.
So, this connection might be potentially, hypothetically more than just "purely mental", or abstractly "ideological"...