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A whole lot of links on Trump, Putin, Russia, and Ukraine

For your edification, here’s a selection of links that illustrate Trump’s being a Putin fanboy, the Republican Party’s and alt-right’s fandom of Russia, and of course, how it all relates to the current situation in Ukraine.


Washington Post, September 9, 2016 — Trump moves praise for Putin closer to the mainstream of the GOP

Business Insider, December 10, 2016 — ‘A model for civilization’: Putin’s Russia has emerged as ‘a beacon for nationalists’ and the American alt-right

QZ, December 22, 2016 — How Russia surpassed Germany to become the racist ideal for Trump-loving white supremacists



Daily Beast, April 13, 2017 — Meet the Moscow Mouthpiece Married to a Racist Alt-Right Boss

Chicago Tribune, May 3, 2017 — Donald Trump’s peculiar obsession with authoritarian leaders

Newsweek, August 16, 2017 — Charlottesville’s Alt-right Leaders Have a Passion for Vladimir Putin


ThinkProgress, June 10, 2018 — Why is this Pizzagate truther meeting with a Russian neo-fascist?

Washington Post, July 16, 2018 — Trump is a Putin fanboy. Someday we’ll know why.

Politico, July 16, 2018 — Putin: I wanted Trump to win the election

League of the South, July 17, 2018 — To our Russian friends

Angry White Men, July 22, 2018 — Russia Insider Mixes Pro-Putin And White Nationalist Propaganda


Politico, September 21, 2019 — Trump Didn’t Bribe Ukraine. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

American Progress, October 2, 2019 — Trump’s Extortion of Ukraine: A Complete Government Shakedown

New York Times, November 12, 2019 — Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The Inside Story of How We Got Here

Just Security, November 26, 2019 — Trump’s Hold on Ukrainian Military Aid was Illegal

NPR, December 6, 2019 — Why The Trump Decision To Delay Aid To Ukraine Is Under Scrutiny

Center for Public Integrity, December 13, 2019 — Timeline: How Trump withheld Ukraine aid

Foreign Policy, December 18, 2019 — In Historic Vote, House Impeaches Trump Over Ukraine Scandal

BBC, December 19, 2019 — Trump impeachment: How Ukraine story unfolded

Wikipedia’s entry on the Trump-Ukraine scandal


USA Today, January 30, 2020 — Trump is being impeached over an extortion scheme, not a ‘policy dispute’

BBC, February 5, 2020 — Trump impeachment: The short, medium and long story

Just Security, February 6, 2020 — Confronting Russia’s Role in Transnational White Supremacist Extremism

Forbes, August 18, 2020 — Trump Wrote Putin To Congratulate Him On Being Named TIME Person Of The Year


The Atlantic, August 1, 2021 — What I Heard in the White House Basement [by Alexander Vindman]

Business Insider, August 20, 2021 — Trump told Putin ‘I’m a big fan of yours’ and asked him to be the guest of honor at a Miss Universe pageant, in a series of fawning letters

Forbes, December 8, 2021 — Tucker Carlson Accused Of Promoting Russian Propaganda As Putin Masses Forces On Ukraine Border


MSNBC, January 21, 2022 — It’s not just Tucker Carlson. The right’s soft spot for Putin is also well documented.

Haaretz, February 19, 2022 — Tucker Carlson, Josh Hawley and Donald Trump: Putin’s Dream Team, but America’s Worst Nightmare

NBC News, February 22, 2022 — Trump praises Putin’s ‘genius’ as GOP fissures grow on Ukraine crisis

Yahoo! News, February 24, 2022 — Trump, who was impeached for withholding nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine, said ‘this deadly Ukraine situation would never have happened’ if he were in office

Politico, February 24, 2022 — How the Ukraine invasion connects to Trump’s first impeachment — and where the players are now

Vice, February 25, 2022 — US Extremists Have Picked a Side in Ukraine: ‘Lol Putin Is Brilliant’

Vice, February 25, 2022 — Why Putin’s M.O. Feels So Right to Trumpists

New York Times, February 27, 2022 — How the American Right Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Russia

The New Yorker, March 1, 2022 — The Ambassador Caught Between Ukraine and Trump

Slate, March 2, 2022 — Zelensky’s “Perfect Phone Call” With Trump in 2019 Explains a Lot Right Now

AP News, March 5, 2022 — Trump’s praise of Putin, ‘America First’ view tested by war

Newsweek, March 6, 2022 — Liz Cheney Blasts ‘Putin Wing of the GOP’ After Ret. Col. Macgregor’s Zelensky Remarks

The Hill, March 6, 2022 — Russia and the Republicans

Boston Globe, March 7, 2022 — With Ukraine under attack, Trump’s first impeachment is suddenly much more relevant

CNN, March 8, 2022 — This Republican is trying to rewrite the history of Trump’s ‘perfect’ call with Ukraine

NPR, March 8, 2022 — Russia’s invasion puts a new light on Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign

Rolling Stone, March 8, 2022 — Fox News’ Invasion Expert Is a Trump-Appointed Putin Propagandist Who Thinks Russia Is Being ‘Too Gentle’

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