... House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that praises President Trump seemingly includes Russian stock footage ...
Yet another area where Russia has penetrated the Republican Party.
Mr Manafort, a consultant who worked for pro-Russia leaders in Europe and who was deeply in debt at the tiem, volunteered to work for free as candidate Trump's campaign manager. While in that position, Mr Manafort had the RNC position on Ukraine changed to benefit Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
Mr Kilimnik, a suspected (known?) Russian intelligence agent, whispers in Mr Manafort's ear that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that dabbled in the 2016 election. Mr Manafort whispers same in candidate Trump's ear, and now that is a part of the Republican Party's disinformation campaign, being disseminated by Republicans in Congress and the Oval Office.
Ms Butina uses the NRA to infiltrate Republican Party events, and is seen with Republican governors.
Trump supports at his rallies wear t-shirts saying they'd rather be Russian than Democrats.
Mr Flynn's pre-inauguration contacts with Russia.
etc., etc., etc...
And this was all before the current Ukraine mess when Mr Giuliani became involved.
It is amazing, and frightening, how deeply into the Republican Party the Russian intelligence narrative goes.
Russia's use of the phrase "useful idiot" doesn't even begin to describe what is happening.