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Congress must rebuke Trump on Putin grovel

Congress must rebuke Trump on Putin grovel

On Tuesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s disgraceful deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin — a press conference capitulation by a U.S. president to a strongman dictator unmatched in modern history (and perhaps ever) — even the usual Trump apologists on Fox News and similar friendly venues were having trouble processing what happened in Helsinki. The president’s refusal to stand up to Mr. Putin, his siding with an adversary over his own intelligence agencies, his failure to challenge Russian actions in Crimea or in the murder of political opponents and journalists, and above all else, his willingness to accept Mr. Putin’s denials of his country’s deliberate and...

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