He was working looking for work in Russia and was promised sales commissions the privatization of Rosneft.
As I said, wasn’t working.
As for “threat” I would say undermining American democracy (such as it is), elections and faith in liberal government is indeed as bad or worse on a macro level then a terrorist bombing.
I would quite agree. However, I see no evidence that anything Russia was alleged to have done comes anywhere close to “undermining democracy”.
That’s quite a tall order, after all. It would take quite a bit more than a few fake news stories published into a literal sea of other fake news stories.