Trump Continues to Bring Neocons Into Administration (BuzzFeed)

Wess Mitchell, a Russia hawk and president of the Center for European Policy Analysis is a top candidate to be nominated to the post of assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. Mitchell, a vocal Putin critic, also worked on Europe issues at the John Hay Initiative, a neoconservative-leaning policy shop….

Bernie Sanders Is a Russian Agent, and Other Things I Learned This Week (George Zornick)

How did people jump to this conclusion that Bernie Sanders, by opposing Democrats, must ipso facto be working at the behest of Russia? It wasn’t entirely organic. And it points to how fake news can infect some of our brethren on the left.

Donald Trump is a victim of Washington’s anti-Russia bias (Mary Dejevesky)

It is not clear whether Trump’s enemies really believe that his Russia policy is a risk to US national security or whether Russia – because it can still inspire such fear in American minds – is being used as an emotive stick to beat him with.

PODCAST: Dr. Ellendea Proffer Teasley discusses her new book “Brodsky Among Us”

Host and scholar Pietro Shakarian talks with Proffer Teasley about her late husband Carl Proffer, the founding of Ardis Publishers, the origin of the Ardis name, and her personal experiences with Russian literary giants Joseph Brodsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Elena Bulgakova, and Lily Brik, among others.

Oliver Stone: ‘Shocked’ by Intelligence Agencies’ Hostility Toward Trump (Fox)

Oliver Stone joined Tucker Carlson to discuss his new four-hour documentary on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election, and intelligence agencies’ “hostility” toward President Donald Trump.

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