A Column To Be Sure To Read

I wanted to make sure you saw this column by John Harwood at CNBC. It doesn’t contain new news. But it puts together the big, meaningful picture on the Russia story, the one that is in critical respects more impact than what Bob Mueller and his team eventually uncover. He’s taken their money; he’s accepted and profited from their corrupt electoral assistance. And in return he has consistently fought the investigation of their misdeeds and attacks his own government in their interest. Whether we ultimately find that there was an explicit agreement that he would scratch their backs and they would scratch his is perhaps a big deal legally. But it would only confirm the corrupt alliance that is already there pretty much in plain sight. Give it a read.