The pattern of covert operations executed in public, from the beginning of the Cold War to the 2016 election, by Russians agents Roy Cohn and Donald Trump: improper influence, espionage, propaganda, sabotage, and ultimately betrayal of country.
"I recently found myself returning to an essay from 2000 by Yuri Levada, a pioneering Russian sociologist, called 'The Wily Man.' The essay was Levada’s attempt to understand why so many pathologies of the Soviet era — the propensity for double-think and an adaptive, accommodating response to power — persisted so powerfully in modern Russia. In Levada’s telling, the wily man or woman 'not only tolerates deception, but is willing to be deceived.' Indeed, says Levada, he even 'requires self-deception for the sake of his own self-preservation.'"
"Carter Page is an out-and-out Putinite. A consultant to and investor in the Kremlin’s state-run gas company, Gazprom, Page has a direct financial interest in ending American sanctions against the company. Not only that, but Page is tight with the Kremlin’s foreign-policy apparatus and has served as a vehement propagandist for it."
"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he would not tolerate further protests, which have spread in the former Soviet republic as a financial crisis worsens."
"Will a Trump Tower share the skyline with the Kremlin's spires? 'We're looking at building a super-luxury residential tower, which I think Moscow desperately wants and needs,' Donald Trump was quoted as saying in the Moscow Times... 'We're so busy in Russia right now,' LeBow says, 'And everybody knows there are no deals being done these days in the U.S. There's nobody lending money, so why bother?'"