Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

What’s all this nonsense about CrowdStrike?

A friend wrote to me yesterday and asked it I could explain what Donald Trump is trying to get at when he invokes the name CrowdStrike. What follows, slightly edited, is my response to him. I thought that I’d share it here as well, as some of you, I suspect, may find yourselves in conversations […]

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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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Notes taken during the May 10, 2017 meeting between Trump and the Russian Ambassador to the United States may exist, and may show that Trump said he was fine with their election interference

On May 9, 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man who, up to that point, had been leading the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. Trump, the very next day, welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Putin’s Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak into the White House […]

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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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Our spy in Putin’s office

I feel like current events are getting away from me at the moment. There’s just too much happening for me to keep up. As Donald Trump attempts to secure the enthusiasm of his base in the run-up to the 2020 election, we’re seeing all kind of next-level craziness… from hastily issued invitations being sent out […]

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