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Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin's 'Useful Idiot' - by Jeffrey Goldberg

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“Authoritarianism is able to take hold not because you have a strong set of leaders who are forcing their way,” he says.  “Truth is a victim in this administration, I think it’s Orwellian—the ultimate goal of this president is to get you to disbelieve what you’ve seen and what you’ve heard. My goal now is to remind people of this.”In his first interview, a key witness in the impeachment trial says Trump goes out of his way to try to please the Russian president. “It’s more about the fact that we can give away our democracy. In Hungary and Turkey today, in Nazi Germany, those folks gave away their democracy, by being complacent.”

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"Vindman left the Army at the end of July. He is now studying for his doctorate at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. When I ask him why he's speaking out now about Trump, he says, "I was drawn into this by the president, who politicized me. I think it's important for the American people to know that this could happen to any honorable service member, any government official. I think it's important for me to tell people that I think the president has made this country weaker. We're mocked by our adversaries and by our allies, and we're heading for more disaster."

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Oh please. Stop beating this dead horse. Its pulverized already!

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The horse may be dead, but its rider now sits atop a crazed, terrifying and violent beast from the abyss.

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