The Real Steele: The Ex-MI6 Spy Looms Large in the New DOJ Reportand a Big Best Seller

In a much anticipated Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz exonerated the FBI from allegations of abuse of power and political bias against the Trump campaign during its initial investigation of Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The dossiers allegations also propelled the FBI to intensify its Russia probe, which was already under way. Yes, we're talking about that dossier. It was never intended to go public in its raw form, which Steele long ago conceded might only be 70 percent accurate. And when it did hit the media, published by BuzzFeed in January 2017 days before Trumps inauguration, many headlines focused on an allegation by Steeles sources that Trump had hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas had …

Who Needs NATO?

PARISJust at the moment members of the House of Representatives were closing in on Henry Kissinger, he did that fairly well. Among his goals on that trip: to reassure Europe about Americas commitment to the North Atlantic Alliance. But if the mission to reportedly said last month that Trump might pull out of the organization altogether if elected to a second term. Macron, meanwhile, went one step further when he talked about the brain death of NATO in anThe Economistwrote, If Americans complain about having to pay most of the cost of the alliance, Europeans could reply that thats only fair if NATO is going to be little more than the American Foreign Legion. (Trump on Tuesday was talking about …

Why Are Republicans So Anxious to Play Putins Game on Ukraine?

When secret room.Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of Russias foreign affairs committee,have plenty to say, and most of it benefits the Kremlin. Indeed, the Republicans of Donald Trumps regime and the Russians of Vladimir Putins often sing in amazing harmony. When Kennedy was interviewed Sunday by Chris Wallace on Fox News, he gave us a striking example of synchronicity. Kennedy, who was educated at Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and Oxford Universitys Magdalen College, and ought to know better, readily echoed a fable spawned by the Russian security services. Who do you believe was responsible for hacking the DNC [Democratic National Committee] and [Hillary] Clinton campaign computers, their emails? Ukraine?To which Kennedy replied, I dont know, nor do you, nor do any …

The Alleged Russian Mobsters in Trump Worlds Orbit: A Dirty Dozen

Donald Trump knows absolutely everybody but cant remember their names or faces, especially when theyre in trouble, and even more so when their mother tongue is Russian. Last month Congress began its inquiry into whether or not the president committed an impeachable offense (or offenses) by withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine until Kyiv agreed to dig up dirt on his likely rival for the White House in next years election. Since then, America has grown acquainted with enough characters from the post-Soviet mob milieu to fill the Star Wars cantina. Some are newcomers to Trumpland, thanks to the tireless efforts of Trumps personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, whose legal reputation has swung pendulously from that of latter-day Eliot Ness to …