‘The stooge and the puppet-master’: Bill Maher Chats With Director Of New Documentary On Trump & Putin



By Martin Cizmar
The Raw Story (9/7/18)

Jack Bryan, the director behind a new documentary on Trump’s Russian connections, Active Measures, appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night to discuss his movie.

Bryan’s film starts with Putin’s playbook, and how he’s been able to undermine other democracies. It then goes into Trump’s history as a desperate and failing businessman.

“It’s almost inevitable that they would figure in each other’s lives like this, the stooge and the puppet-master,” Maher said. “He’s the perfect mark, is he not?”

Bryan explained that Russian intelligence looks for susceptible marks using the acronym M.I.C.E.: Money, ideology, compromise or ego.

“I see three out of four right away,” Maher said. “He has no ideology, but you don’t need all four.” …

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