The Times concluded that “Melvin Redick” on Facebook was a fake American created by Russia as part of its propaganda campaign. But where did the man’s photos come from?
The order to close a consulate and diplomatic annexes in New York and Washington was expected since Russia told the United States to cut its embassy staff in Moscow.
Emails show that Felix Sater promised to get Vladimir Putin’s support for a Trump Tower in Moscow. “Our boy can become president,” he wrote.
Citing staffing cutbacks ordered by the Kremlin, the embassy said that documents would be issued only in Moscow, and that processing would take six months.
Conservatives spent years venerating President Putin. Now they seem willing to look the other way regarding evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the president offered his first extended account of the meeting he held with the Russian leader last week.