Subject: OT: "A jarring picture"
'Trump's in-plain-sight embrace of Russia gets obscured by the Trump
news avalanche. It's worth reviewing what's been established so far.
Long before running for president, Trump relied on Russian money.
Trump consistently defends Russia and attacks U.S. officials
As Robert Mueller accumulates guilty pleas and cooperating witnesses,
President Donald Trump stands behind a final redoubt: Nobody has shown
he conspired with Russia in 2016.
Whether Mueller ultimately alleges such a crime remains unknown. He now
has help from Trump's former national security advisor, deputy campaign
chief and campaign foreign policy advisor — all of whom have admitted
But whatever the special counsel concludes legally about "collusion,"
evidence on public display already paints a jarring picture. It shows an
American president who has embraced Russian money and illicit favors,
while maintaining rhetoric and policies benefiting Russia and
undercutting national security officials of his own country.'