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Robert Mueller has assembled a team of sixteen lawyers. One of them is fluent in Russian, and five have extensive experience investigating and prosecuting cases of money laundering, foreign corruption, and complex financial conspiracies. The path from Trump to Putin, if one exists, might be found in one of his foreign real-estate deals.

Source: Perspectives: New Yorker — Trump’s Business of Corruption

 

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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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Donald Trump is highly critical of U.S. intelligence, our federal judges, labels Democrats as “enemies,” admonishes the news media and his own party. Yet, the President of the United States has nothing but good things to say about Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.

Source: Perspectives: Politico — Trump on Twitter: Republicans ‘do very little to protect their President’

 

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Farce may make for a fun night at the theater. But farce in the governance of your country is terrifying.

Source: Perspectives: Salon — Donald Trump will never change: And after a week of farce and fiasco, even Republicans know impeachment is possible

 

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If anyone doubts Russia is benefiting from the Donald Trump presidency, they just haven’t thought about it enough. Russia benefits from the Trump presidency in any number of ways.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich: The art of the Trump-Putin deal (VIDEO)

 

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“Polish officials are bragging: On President Trump’s way to the Group of 20 summit this week, he is coming to Poland first, choosing it over more powerful American allies like Germany, France or Britain. Robert Reich questions why Poland first.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Right-Tilting Poland Welcomes Trump as Europe Watches Warily

 

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