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Impeachment Is Pushing Republicans Closer to Russia

Just how far will Republicans go in following President Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia? An answer may be crystallizing as the GOP mobilizes its defense of the president against impeachment.Both congressional Republicans and conservative commentators are defending Trump from impeachment partly by accusing Ukraine of intervening against him in the 2016 presidential election—despite repeated warnings from national security and intelligence officials that those claims are not only baseless, but advance Vladimir Putin’s goal of discrediting Ukraine.Earlier in Trump’s presidency, many Republicans sought to distance themselves from his warm tone towards Putin. But just this week alone, a number of Republican …read more

Source:: The Atlantic


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