That is precisely what Putin did. This Ukraine mess is the result of Putin selling Trump on the idea that it was Ukraine, and not Russia, that messed with the election.
There are several other impeachable concerns. But they fade into insignificance compared to this.
You can't say Sondland is Deep State, he's Trumps guy, and did his bidding right up to the moment it could send him to jail.
There is a grain of truth to the Deep State idea, but having said that, most of it is the ravings of drunken fools.
As was the case in Watergate, the case against president is coming together where the public can see it, and understand it. A fact reflected in last nights election results.