The Pentagon announced Friday that it will provide an additional $200 million in security cooperation aid to Ukraine. The funds will be used “for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces.”
Putin wants his own investigators to question Ambassador Michael McFaul, our man in Moscow during the Obama Administration, and 10 other Americans. To the surprise of just about everyone (probably Putin most of all), the president didn’t immediately say no.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An attractive young Russian woman befriends a middle-aged American man and uses him as a means to gain introduction to power brokers. But the woman is, in fact, an agent of the Russian government.
Somehow, people think that Trump’s awkward press conference where he refused to criticize another world leader to his face is a greater offense against the nation than giving the Soviet Union nuclear capability.
Trump had the opportunity to stand up to Putin and confront Russia’s international aggression, not just against the U.S., but in Crimea, Donbass, Georgia, and Syria. While we don’t know what the two discussed behind closed doors, the president did not mention any of those publicly.