Who you gonna believe?

Tillerson says Putin denied meddling in US election in 2016 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came away from the meeting saying Trump had heard out Putin’s assurances that Moscow did not run a hacking and disinformation effort, and had dismissed the entire U.S. investigation into the Russian role. “The U.S. president said that he heard …

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Trump as Mole?

Josh Marshall thinks the following: “Putin wants a fragmented Europe; Trump does too.” Marshall bases that on Trump’s behavior today at the NATO meeting, as well as his and his team’s behavior at a meeting of NATO/EU leaders where he berated the Germans for selling too many cars in the United States. (Use Google Translate.) …

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Master negotiator my (foot)

The subject is the START treaty which caps the number of nuclear weapons held by Russia and the United States. Trump is on the phone with President Putin of Russia. “Hold on, Vlad, I gotta talk to this guy.” (Puts hand over mouthpiece) What’s this deal, now?” (Putin hears muttered unintelligible conversation from Oval Office. …

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Putin’s Russia really is in favor these days

At least with Trump and with certain Congresspeople. “Hey, Duma, let’s talk!” So says Orange County’s gift to the US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrbacher. …he is planning to lead a congressional delegation to Russia next month and expects to meet with Russian officials to discuss “how we can work with the Duma.” “We’re going …

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Trump’s Russophilia

You’ve heard of Manchurian candidates, people brainwashed into treason and successfully running for high office. I don’t think Trump has been brainwashed (for one thing, his brain…no, no, never mind), but I am really beginning to seriously wonder about his affinity for Putin and Russia. I think despite his birth in this country he’s actually …

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