Russian President Vladimir Putin over the course of the Putin Interviews gives an insight into his personality such as he has never done before.
The expulsion of Russian diplomats by the Moldovan government reflects a bitter internal power struggle within Moldova between the country’s pro-Russian President and its pro-EU government, in the midst of a government crisis caused by the collapse of the pro-EU coalition which has governed the country since 2009.
The claim US intelligence learnt of the meeting between Jared Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak by intercepting Russian communications looks implausible, leading to the possibility US intelligence obtained details of the meeting because – despite denials – Trump Tower was bugged.
The latest story about Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn – discussing their perfectly legal proposal after the election to set up a back channel to Russia – once again shows how elements of the US bureaucracy are acting illegally to obstruct the President’s policy of improving relations with Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s denial of the New York Times story that he discussed Comey’s dismissal with US President Trump makes it even more essential to accept President Putin’s offer for the transcript of the meeting to be published to establish the truth.