Another Empty “Bombshell” Russiagate Story
Caitlin Johnstone

Michael Hudson (Super-Imperialism) observes: 
“Aiming to isolate Russia and China, the Obama Administration’s confrontational diplomacy [drew] the Bretton Woods institutions more tightly under US/NATO control.”

And then Trump comes along, unsettling the neoliberal/neoconservative foreign policy establishment — thus the wide embrace of the Democratic Party-led Trump-Putin conflation. The elites are less worried about the Russian mob blackmailing Trump than that the federal debt — with international moves away from the dollar — puts their for-now hegemonic System at risk.