“If this had happened during the Cold War, it would be cut, dry, and treason.”
Andrew Endymion

Well there we go — an evidence-based answer with sound reason. I absolutely stand corrected.

I will counter that seeking information from Russia in particular is unique and not within the normal spectrum of American politics. If you have another example of a politician seeking dirt from what the Pentagon calls a“near peer”, I’m all ears.

I would also counter that the objection to Putin is not that he is “bad” from some ill-defined moral compass, but that he represents a direct threat to American strategic interests, especially in his military adventures in Ukraine, a country that was exploring NATO membership, and his cyber wars on Estonia, a NATO ally. Good or bad in the absolute sense, those actions are *bad* for the United States, which would be much better off with all major countries in Europe inside of NATO.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.