Is Russia Blackmailing Trump?

I would imagine many Republicans are getting that sinking feeling as they did during Watergate. Many of Trump’s actions would seem to substantiate elements of former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s dossier saying that Trump was filmed with Russian prostitutes during a trip to Russia in 2013 and also suggesting that he conspired with Russian intelligence to compromise Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President. Not only does Trump act like a man who has something to hide, he also acts as if he is being blackmailed. I cannot imagine why he would fire FBI director Comey on the eve of a visit from the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who is at the center of the allegations that Russia interfered in the US Presidential election. Was Trump trying to satisfy Putin that he, Trump, was actively trying to squash the investigation and protect Russia from a major international incident? If Trump doesn’t try to shield Putin, will Putin upload the video showing Trump with the prostitutes? Such an event could not only get him impeached but also end Trump’s marriage and the support of his family, e.g. Ivanka Trump, etc. As the old saying goes, in politics there is no such thing as a coincidence. The reason for such unimaginable actions is that the consequences of doing nothing are greater than those for doing something outrageous and possibly illegal such as firing Comey. In situations like this, the press talks about the coverup being worse than the crime but that’s not true when the crime is betraying America’s constitution.