America’s Problem with Trump’s Putin Problem

New York Times News item: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday it was clear that Russia was behind the widespread hacking of government systems that officials this week called a grave risk to the security of the United States.” Trump had said nothing about this serious threat to national security. After hearing what Pompeo said, Trump tried to downplay it and, true to form, he claimed that China might be the culprit. As has been the case throughout his term in office, Trump continues to act in a way that suggests that Putin keeps him on a short leash. Thirty-one more days of Trump. Thirty-one too many.