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Trump has publicly criticized just about everyone — even loyalists like Mitch McConnell and Jeff Sessions. The one notable exception is Vladimir Putin.Trump has never criticized him. In fact, he goes to great lengths to defend Putin.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin


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“Putin announced last month that Russia would expel 755 U.S. diplomats and technical personnel from the country in response to new sanctions imposed by Congress intended to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election. The bill passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, and Trump signed it in into law, though he did so while calling it “seriously flawed” and attaching a signing statement that detailed what he deemed its ‘unconstitutional provisions.’”

Source: Perspectives: NPR — President Trump Thanks Putin For Ordering Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomats From Russia


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Explore Bill Moyers’ updated, comprehensive Trump/Russia timeline — or select one of the central players in the Trump/Russia saga to see what we know about them.

Source: Perspectives: Bill Moyers — Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump (VIDEO)


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The President is demonstrably not a great leader. By Trump feeding into the strong rhetoric that is only escalating North Korea’s threats, he is not practicing what he preaches. He is not thinking big enough. Belligerency is the easy way out. Working out the complexities that are inherent in the North Korea problem is what makes a great leader, and is what takes a great deal of effort. With commentary by Dan Rather.

Source: Perspectives: Not Being the Great Leader and Deal Maker He Claims to be, Trump Leads Us to Catastrophe


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A July FBI raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, confirmed on Wednesday, showed that a federal investigation of possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election was intensifying.

Source: Perspectives: Reuters — FBI raided former Trump campaign manager’s home in Russia probe


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Trump’s and Pyongyang’s“tit for tat” warnings have resulted in North Korea threatening an attack on the U.S. territory of Guam. Residents of Guam say they’re in fear of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions.

Source: Perspectives: ABC News — Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements


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With the news that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead, President Donald Trump counter threatened North Korea that more threats will be met with fire and fury.

Source: Perspectives: Washington Post — North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say


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