Putin & Donnie

‘The Russia Monitor’ – New Commoner Call Feature Will Keep Track Of The Emerging Crime Scene

“If you think something is coincidence, you are not paying attention.” By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (3/23/17) Dear Fellow Readers, I read the Commoner Call every day and I have appreciated the new approach of bringing focus to an issue, it offers both a wider perspective and more depth to a topic. I’m sure you’ve noticed the recurring focus on Russia.  Commoner Call editor Mark Taylor and I have shared thoughts on this for a number of months.  I had this idea, “The Russia Monitor” as a category of the Commoner Call to bring ongoing focus and order given…

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With Broadening Scrutiny Over Ties With Russia, Donnie-Vlad Bromance May Be Wearing Thin For Russians

By Anastasya Manuilova [Reporter for Kommersant newspaper] The Huffington Post (3/9/17) MOSCOW ― While Americans are wondering if U.S. President Donald Trump’s team is too closely tied to Russia, Russians themselves are unconcerned with these connections. Instead, politicians, media and ordinary people express an anxious frustration rooted in the impact of the unending controversy rather than the allegations themselves. The worry is that the U.S. president has lost interest in building a rapport with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the bilateral relationship will take a similar downward turn not unlike that under former U.S President Barack Obama if things continue down…