2017-07-14 20:40:07

Putting The Russia, Trump Controversy Into Perspective

GUEST: Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize winning veteran journalist, weekly columnist for Truthdig.com, and the author of numerous bestselling books, including ‘Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class’; ‘War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning’; and ‘Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt’ which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco.

BACKGOUND: News media in recent days have breathlessly pronounced that the Donald Trump Jr. emails about being interested in gathering dirt about Hillary Clinton from Russian sources are tantamount to collusion at best, treason at worst.

The "i" word, impeachment, has once more become commonplace. But is potential collusion with Russia the worst thing that President Trump done? When we consider the relentless assault on constitutional rights, the cruel attacks on immigrants, the nods to white supremacists, the fueling of Islamophobia, the undermining of climate accords, and the huge number of industry and corporate representatives he has stacked his cabinet with, is the Russia story really the big one?

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