Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla)
It’s been the question right from the start, hasn’t it? Why Russia? And when you consider the Russians, why Trump? Well, I think I’ve got the answer: sanctions. What the Obama administration did, in effect, was put sanctions on fun, and Trump’s deal with the Russians was to bring back the fun. The plain fact of the matter is, Russia is a modern lifestyle hell hole.
That idea alone explains a lot about why the Russians were so eager to have the sanctions lifted against their country. Who wants to live in Russia 12 months of the …read more