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The Washington Post has a comprehensive report on Russian electoral interference and the Obama Administration’s attempt to handle it without unduly interfering with the US election. In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. It was a case that took almost no time […]
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On the plus side, the FBI rejected the request. On the massively minus side, the White House violated long-standing restrictions designed to protect ongoing investigations. The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, […]
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I have a piece in today’s Newsday on the swirling fog around Trump foreign policy. LGM regulars won’t see much new in it, but I do talk briefly about states that might be more optimistic about changes in U.S. foreign relation. Only moderately less worrisome for U.S. allies is the proposition that Trump and his national security adviser, […]

Useful Idiots

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On January 13, 2017

I only engaged on Facebook with random “leftists,” which in 2016 and 2017 is not about policy but rather about how much one hates the Democratic Party, one time in the months before the el

I guess it’s not surprising that the Russians would see Trump as one of their own, an appealing figure to sell whatever. @DanaDelany The continuation of the story. Just a package of sugar in the Russian store. Trump is everywhere 😎 pic.twitter.com/mgesoK7RC8 — Julia Kits (@JuliyaKits) January 4, 2017 Share

The Warhead Gap!

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On December 24, 2016

Trump’s call for more nuclear weapons, reported NBC News, “boggle[d] nuclear experts“: While President Barack Obama has proposed a multibillion-dollar plan to modernize the aging U.S

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