Tag Archives: foreign relations

Republicans asked for a “quid pro quo.” Well, here it is. Now let’s see them do something about it.

Damn. While most of us were sleeping last night, text messages between Trump administration diplomats and a senior Ukrainian aide were released in unison by several House committees. They show, without any question, that the Trump administration’s refusal to advance relations between Ukraine and the United States was tied to a demand on the part […]

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China, if you’re listening…

Remember how, back during the 2016 election, Donald Trump stood on a stage and encouraged the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing“? Well, something really similar happened this morning on the south lawn of the White House, where […]

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Will they destroy each other before they destroy our country?

It’s one thing to have the conservative Wall Street Journal amplifying the whistleblower’s complaint that, “(T)he President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election“, and old-school conservatives like Bill Kristol running ads directed at Republican members of Congress in […]

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Trump asks the President of Ukraine to make nice with Russia, the country that attacked it and stole its land

I want to write about everything that’s happened today, as writing about things here helps me to process things, but, before I dive in, I wanted to share this piece of video with you. It was taken earlier today in New York City, at the United Nations building, where Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr […]

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Saying, “It is what it is,” Donald Trump announces that we will be giving the Saudis a pass on the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post reporter

Today, Donald Trump issued an extremely unusual official statement from the White House on the October 2 murder in Istanbul of United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. After declaring the world to be “a very dangerous place,” the President, in his statement, made the case as to why, in his opinion, even […]

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