It’s evident that Putin has poisoned Alexei Navalny, the foremost opposition leader, who Putin must feel poses a threat to his autocratic rule. As former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote in a Washington Post column last night. “Navalny’s heroic struggle is no different from what Gandhi, King, Mandela and Havel fought for.”
Putin knows he can get away with anything without fearing criticism, much less retribution, from Trump and his enablers, who find it in their self-interest to turn a blind eye to Trump’s crimes and betrayals.
Every day Trump remains in office, added damage is inflicted on our country.