...Vladimir Putin, a ruthless authoritarian kleptocrat, is trying to influence an American presidential election, and he intends to employ all means, fair and foul, though mostly foul, to put the man he wants leading the United States in the Oval Office. In the case of Kurt Eichenwald, the attempts were clumsy and stupid, so the fine hand of the Russian oligarchs became exposed. We must assume that's the exception, and not the rule. Donald Trump has exposed American democracy as being far more fragile than we thought it was, and far more fragile than any of us should be comfortable with. He's had a lot of help, too.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Vladimir Putin Is Determined to See Trump in the Oval Office: