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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keeping Russia in the Foreground

I fortunately haven't had that much to say because Trump's love of golf appears to be getting in the way of him doing as much damage as he could; as far as I'm concerned he can golf every day for the rest of his term. He went to the National Black History Museum today, and continued his buffoonery while only half-heartedly condemning anti-Semitism. Those who dislike him will laugh, and those who like him will likely be "meh" because most of them don't like black people. All in all, another less eventful day than we've gotten used to.

In the meantime, there's been a lot of smoke around the Trump/Russia story, and Matt Yglesias brings it all together with a list of 33 questions about the story. The biggest ones:

  • Did the Trump campaign, directly or indirectly, actively collaborate with the Russian government over the course of the 2016 campaign?
  • Is the Trump Organization benefiting from ongoing or recent financial flows from the Russian government or people close to it?
  • Does the Russian government have dirt on Trump, relating to past shady financing or to some of the more salacious blackmail material alleged in the infamous “Steele dossier,” that’s influencing American policy?

I'm hoping that Matt and other journalists at Vox add answers to these questions as they find them. I feel like another shoe is about to drop and it will probably involve one or more of those answers.

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