With Donald Trump’s impeachment trial beginning in the U.S. Senate, the man some refer to as Trump’s Russian handler is facing a political endgame of his own, thousands of miles away.
Vladimir Putin’s near 20-year run as president of Russia may be nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean the recently jailed Alexei Navalny will be leading a popular revolution any time soon. In fact, someone far worse than Putin could be waiting in the wings.
We invited back Russian Kompromat author Craig Unger and former KGB officer Yuri Shvets for a second visit to the Narativ podcast, along with Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding to discuss the future of Russia, and for a definitive answer to the question – is Trump a Russian’s asset.
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We ask the panel why they think Trump is a Russian asset?
Two books worthy of any well-informed reader’s bookshelf. Craig Unger’s American Kompromat and Shadow State by Luke Harding