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From NPR News: In Russia, France’s Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On ‘Cher Vladimir’

EDIT: From NPR News: The Russia Investigations: What Just Happened?


So,…. Trump continuously in a kind of “propaganda/disinformation offensive” against the media and the FBI.

Tactics seem “Putin-esque” to me; securing personal power by subverting institutions that won’t bow down before you.

Putin’s Russia plays the long game: Putin, Kim Jong un, Xi Xianping — rulers for life — don’t have to worry much about all the “temporary leaders of democratic-republics”; they remain secure in power and position and wealth, and whatever innovations they need from the “Free World”, meh, they can get those, one way or another….