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Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine

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Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine

The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington. Throughout the campaign, Trump has been dismissive of calls for supporting the Ukraine government as it fights an ongoing Russian-led intervention. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, worked as a lobbyist for the Russian-backed former [deposed] Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych for more than a decade.

Clearly, Trump has no problem with Czar Putin stealing neighboring sovereign territory. TheDonald would be a foreign policy disaster.


As convention gets underway, Trump’s favorite general leaves waterboarding on the table

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — a top foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump — said today, “We must maintain all options,” including a return to waterboarding and other “enhanced” interrogation techniques when the U.S. government captures terror suspects. “At the end of the day, this is about U.S. selfish self-interest,” Flynn said in an interview with Yahoo News. “And if the situation that we are faced with is for the potential for a dirty nuke to go off in New York City … we must maintain all options.”

Flynn, being considered for a Trump administration slot as DNI, flew to Moscow last December to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kremlin's RT state-owned media outlet. Flynn sat next to Putin and was paid for attending this Russian propaganda coup.
 
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