Tag: Ukraine

'What is the greatest threat to American liberty?'

James Freeman, who conducts the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” column wants to know. In his piece, “Who Is Kevin Clinesmith?” (subscription required) he asks his readers to choose: A) After identifying a U.S. citizen volunteering for the U.S. presidential campaign of the party out of power, the FBI makes false claims and persuades... Read more »

Trump ordered Ukraine military aid held up: Mulvaney

More and more, this has become the urgent question in the House impeachment hearings: Who ordered that $400 million in military aid for Ukraine be held up to get Ukraine to investigate corruption? Was is simply a matter of bureaucracy misfeasance, as some suggest, or did President Donald Trump order it held up as a quid... Read more »

Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the Chicago Way

Americans–at least those in D.C.–are in an uproar over President Donald Trump” and former Vice President Joe Biden’s attempt to clout personal favors in Ukraine. Shocked we’re supposed to be that a politician would deploy his official powers to lag some lucrative business to his son(s) or gain political advantage over an opponent. For Chicagoans,... Read more »
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Trump Scorecard: Russia, D+

What’s going on, if anything, between Russia and President Donald Trump? It’s a legitimate question, hanging over just about every foreign policy move his administration makes. Remember then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s silly “reset” button with Russia? The idea was to seek better relations between the two countries. Republicans ridiculed the whole scenario as the... Read more »

Putin's Russia poised to overrun Ukraine; thanks, Obama

I told you so in my Tribune column just four days ago: President Barack Obama’s limp foreign policy, his “leading from behind,” and his failure to project American power and influence to areas of our strategic importance has been a virtual invitation to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin to intervene in Ukraine’s unstable political situation and... Read more »
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