John McCain was right about Rand Paul when he said he was working for Vladimir Putin, back when Paul opposed letting Montenegro into NATO. Monday, Paul recklessly demanded at a Trump rally, that the media print the name of the whistle blower, then he tweeted out an article that he found on Real Clear Investigations, a site which is described as right-center. The article went on at length to describe the name, CIA job title, political history and photograph of the purported whistle blower. The American media didn’t pick up on it for re-broadcast, but the Russians sure did. Daily Beast:
As if on cue, the Kremlin-controlled heavy hitters—TASS, RT, Rossiya-1—disseminated the same information. But unlike Rand Paul, one of the Russian state media outlets didn’t seem to find the source—Real Clear Investigations—to be particularly impressive, and claimed falsely that the material was published originally by The Washington Post.
This was the most egregious, but certainly not the only example of Kremlin-funded media cheerleading for Trump’s fight against impeachment as proceedings against him unfold with growing speed. As a chorus of talking heads on Fox News have picked up on Trump’s talking points, which is predictable—they’ve also been echoed across the pond, albeit with a tinge of irony.
The Russians love this chaos, they love the likes of Rand Paul contributing to it, and most of all, they love Donald Trump and all that he has done for them.
“Have you lost your minds that you want to remove our Donald Ivanovych?” asked Vladimir Soloviev, the host of the television show Evening with Vladimir Soloviev. […]
But all the reasons they believe Trump “isn’t a very good president” for America are precisely their reasons for thinking he is so great for Russia.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Russian client whose regime teetered on the brink of collapse only to be saved definitively by Trump’s chaotic approach to the Middle East, recently said that “President Trump is the best type of president for a foe.” The Russians heartily agree. The Trump presidency has been wildly successful for Russia, which is eagerly stepping into every vacuum created by the retreat of the United States on the world stage.
“They say Trump is making Russia great. That’s basically accurate,” pointed out Karen Shakhnazarov, CEO of Mosfilm Studio and a prominent fixture on Russian state television. “The chaos brought by Trump into the American system of government is weakening the United States. America is getting weaker and now Russia is taking its place in the Middle East. Suddenly, Russia is starting to seriously penetrate Africa… So when they say that Trump is weakening the United States—yes, he is. And that’s why we love him… The more problems they have, the better it is for us.”
It’s been said before, and it will be said again, ad infinitum, the United States cannot afford another four years of Trump. We are losing face in the eyes of the world and key relationships and alliances have been eroded the past three years. We have to get the White House under sane and stable leadership or we will end up a third world nation, and a satellite of Russia, which has been Putin’s plan all along — it really is as simple as that.