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Washington Post raises ‘darker suspicions’ about Trump’s Russia stance

by Nikita Vladimirov, The Hill:

The Washington Post on Friday raised “darker suspicions” about the President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcMullin blasts ‘authoritarian’ Trump Obama: Serving as president the ‘privilege of my life’ John Legend: We will survive Trump if we’re vigilant MORE‘s lack of concern for Russian interference in the U.S. election.

The White House on Thursday expelled 35 Russian officials and announced an array of new sanctions for what the U.S. intelligence agencies are calling a deliberate hacking campaign, orchestrated by Moscow, for the purposes of interfering in the presidential election.
The Post’s editorial board questioned Trump’s praise of Putin after the Russian leader decided not to take countermeasures against the U.S. 

“The president-elect’s dismissive response only deepens unanswered questions about his ties to Russia in the past and his plans for cooperation with Vladi­mir Putin,” the newspaper wrote.

“For his part, Mr. Putin seems to be eagerly anticipating the Trump presidency. On Friday, he promised to withhold retaliatory sanctions, clearly hoping the new Trump administration will nullify Mr. Obama’s acts,” the Post added.

The editorial questioned Trump’s proposed policy of friendly relations with Russia, observing that Trump “seems blissfully untroubled” by Kremlin’s aggressive geopolitical stratagems.

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