Trump Silent as Challenges from Russia Mount

Trump risks appearing disinterested in the myriad threats to the U.S. posed by Russia.

The House review of the role Russia played in interfering in the 2016 presidential election has devolved into a partisan mess. The Senate’s investigation into the same allegations is unwieldy and reportedly consuming an inordinate amount of Intelligence Committee members’ time. The process is tainted with politics. Base Democratic voters continue to expect that these investigations will yield some silver bullet that renders the Trump administration impotent. If Devin Nunes inexplicable behavior is any indication, Republicans similarly appear to hope this effort exculpates the Trump White House. Secondary in all this is the pursuit of indisputable truth. Meanwhile, Russia is on the march. It’s military and diplomatic challenges to American interests are mounting. So far, the Trump administration’s response to those challenges has been conspicuously lethargic.

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Trump Silent as Challenges from Russia Mount

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