To speak of “treason” is silly, but if anything is against the Constitution, it is the belief of Trump’s critics that the president cannot gainsay the “intelligence community.” On the contrary, whatever it may report to him, he is free to speak and act as he deems best-the president’s orders are binding upon the intelligence community, not the other way around.
The president has broken with the nearly 20-year orthodoxy of blaming Russia alone for today’s post-Soviet confrontations.
Katrina vanden Heuvel tells DN’s Amy Goodman that “The vilification of alternative, dissenting views or linking those views to a foreign power—in many people’s views, an implacably hostile foreign power—is the degradation of our political media culture.”
It’s foolish to think diplomatic contacts with Russia are inherently sinister.
Mueller has not yet indicted anyone who worked with the Russians in releasing the stolen information
Why not? A rising power challenging the international order can make even sworn enemies into bedfellows.
Just because Trump says something doesn’t mean it is false.
President Trump set off a roar of outrage when he concluded that the U.S. and Russia are both to blame for the deteriorated US-Russia relationship. American foreign policy experts, Stephen F. Cohen and John Mearsheimer both say they agree with Trump on that point, and they’re both afraid anti-Russia sentiment in the U.S. will tank Trump’s efforts.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 officials with the GRU, Russia’s main foreign intelligence agency, for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election, including hacking Democratic Party emails. Case closed?
New York magazine published an essay by Jonathan Chait that outlines a “plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion” between Donald Trump and his circle and the Russian government during the 2016 campaign…an essay Chait probably didn’t imagine himself writing back when he urged liberals to “earnestly and patriotically“ support Trump’s seemingly doomed nomination…