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Putin's love for Trump: Cold War-type Russian honeypot trap or plain hype?

By romancing US Republican candidate, the Russian president may have got much more than information

John Feffer 

[I wrote this article about Russian efforts to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset last week for a Korean newspaper where it was published on Sunday. Little did I know that news would break this week of allegations that Russia has a file of damaging information it can use to blackmail President-elect Trump. In that file is information about Trump’s dalliance with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel. The allegations come from a former British intelligence officerand the Trump camp denies them. The information was “widely known among journalists and politicians in Washington,” ...

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First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 18:29 IST
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