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How the GOP Became the Party of Putin - POLITICO Magazine

“Would somebody please help me out here: I'm confused,” read the email to me from a conservative Republican activist and donor. “The Russians are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 election by hacking into Dem party servers that were inadequately ...and more »

The Russia connections may yet bring Trump down. But right now critics are crying wolf. - Vox

Outside contributors' opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics, science, and culture. Some of the responses to the news that Donald Trump Jr. met with a slew of Russians seem a tad unhinged. We should reject the outlandish claim ...and more »

Most Americans think Trump Jr.'s meeting was inappropriate — but few were newly convinced of collusion - Washington Post

It's been less than a week since America first learned of the existence of an email that seemed to clearly demonstrate the willingness of some in the Trump campaign to accept the assistance of the Russian government in their effort to win the 2016 ...and more »

What Did Trump Know About His Son's Meeting, and When Did He Know It? - Foreign Policy

The administration has resorted to slippery statements and obfuscations, but the truth is closing in around it. By Max Boot. | July 17, 2017, 5:06 PM. Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) stands with his son Donald Trump Jr. after the first presidential ...and more »

Returning Seized Compounds to Russia Would Be a Mistake - Daily Signal

Less than two weeks after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering giving two seized compounds back to Russia. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Newscom). Commentary By. Portrait of Daniel Kochis ...and more »

Robert Reich: Colluding With Russia Fits Trump's Modus Operandi - Newsweek

GettyImages-488226322 Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty. Share. Opinion · This article first appeared on RobertReich.org. What did Trump say when confronted ...and more »

How Has Supporting Trump Worked Out for Russia? - New York Magazine

We now know with more certainty than we did a couple weeks ago that the Russian government tried to tip the scales in last year's presidential election toward Donald Trump and that central figures in the Trump campaign were apparently only too happy to ...and more »

Trump's Always Been a Con Artist. But Now He's the Sucker. - The American Prospect

Some of us spent a good part of 2016 arguing that Donald Trump was a con man. He had spent much of his career pulling grifts on unsuspecting victims, whether it was the enrollees at Trump University, customers of the multivitamin pyramid scheme called ...and more »

Talks for US to return Russian compounds fail, sparking anger from Moscow - Los Angeles Times

Russia said Tuesday that it is losing patience over the return of properties that the United States seized as penalty for Moscow's election interference, as tense talks between the two countries have yielded no resolution. In Moscow, officials ...and more »

The Validator-in-Chief - The American Interest

Whether or not the FBI discovers serious and intentional (rather than just aspirational) collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, President Trump's relentless dissembling and attacks on America's free press—along with his attacks on the ...and more »