Trump’s Links to Russia Are Real

Amid a new spate of bad headlines, Donald Trump’s supporters were provided a welcome reprieve last night from an unlikely source: the New York Times. A steady drip of revelations casting Trump in a negative light began to overtake the news cycle. Conspicuously, most of those stories involved Donald Trump’s links to Russia.

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