MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains why Donald Trump is a puppet of Russia:
LARENCE O'DONNELL, MSNBC: We begin tonight with another test of America's ability to be shocked by Donald Trump, who has very deliberately shocked America to the point where he hopes that shock has been replaced by acceptance.
The president is a Russian operative.
That sounds like the description of a bad Hollywood screenplay, but it is real, and it is Vladimir Putin's greatest achievement, decades after America's victory in the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the United States is now helping the president of Russia help the president of the United States to get reelected, so that the president of Russia will have four more years of the president of the United States who he wants in the oval office.
This is one of those shocking news days, if you retain the capacity to be shocked in the Trump era, by the Trump regime, which might be better labeled the Trump/Putin regime, and it's one of those breaking news situations that suddenly makes recent news make more sense, like the recent news that Donald Trump has outdone himself by appointing one of the most ridiculous incompetent stooges in the Trump administration to be nothing less than the acting Director of National Intelligence. The president gave that job to his current ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who intends to remain ambassador to Germany while being the acting Director of National Intelligence, and Richard Grenell will be replacing Joseph McGuire, who was serving as acting Director of National Intelligence, and he expected to be nominated by the president to be confirmed by Mitch McConnell's Senate as the official Director of National Intelligence until Vladimir Putin showed Donald Trump that he needed an even more incompetent director of national intelligence because Vladimir Putin is working hard to reelect his favorite president of the United States in history.