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Trump's Russian Shadow

The fall of the president's campaign director accused of conspiracy against the US puts in difficulties the White House

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Trump's Russian Shadow

The possible Russian influence in presidential elections that led Donald Trump to White House, far from being diluted over months, is increasingly shaping up in what can lead to one of biggest political scandals in American history.

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The voluntary delivery to FBI of one of Trump's strong men, Paul Manafort, exdirector of his campaign, is a qualitative leap of great importance in clarifying true role played by Kremlin in its victory. It also opens way to understand some of foreign policy decisions that Trump has taken since his arrival at White House, especially as regards personal attunement shown with Vladimir Putin and special relationship with Russia.

Manafort — and his partner Rick Gates, who has also been handed over to federal agents — is formally charged with twelve crimes committed as advisor of n-Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich, Putin's ally. But among charges that weigh against detainees stands out conspiracy against United States. That current president put his election in hands of a person of se characteristics is, at best, a decision as unfortunate as dangerous.

But real indictment for Trump's presidency is that allegations are included in investigation that since last May performs special prosecutor Robert Mueller to find out if re was any coordination between Moscow and team Campaign of current president to avoid victory of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

When those who begin to fall are ir trusted men, Trump cannot keep saying that everything is a conspiracy of left and media. America and its allies are waiting for an explanation.

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