"Trump has now been condemned for asking Putin to help unearth information on Hunter Biden amid the war in Ukraine, where Russia is accused of committing war crimes by purposely targeting civilians and hospitals.
Author, journalist and attorney Seth Abramson wrote: "President Biden is America's commander-in-chief; we're at the brink of open war with Russia; Putin is unambiguously an enemy of America.
"So one would expect any info Putin releases about our commander-in-chief to be a lie " and yet Trump now begs for Putin's aid. Open treachery."
Speaking to Newsweek, Thomas Gift, founding director of University College London's Centre on U.S. Politics, added: "As the rest of the world looks on at Russia's aggression in horror, Trump, in typical Trumpian fashion, sees a golden opportunity to keep his name in the headlines"and it's working.
"His recent comments calling Putin a 'genius' and 'savvy' garnered plenty of media attention, so it's hard not to think this is just him going back for seconds.
"Consider: As Joe Biden expresses his moral indignation over Putin"admitting he personally wants Russia's leader ousted from power and labeling him a 'war criminal'"Trump is content to solicit support from the same adversary. The contrasts couldn't be sharper."
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"Richard Painter, attorney and former chief White House ethics lawyer under the George W. Bush administration, described Trump as a "sleazeball" and a "traitor" over his comments.
Filmmaker Andy Ostroy said: "This traitor is seeking personal gain right now from a brutal enemy of America who's literally slaughtering innocent men, women, pregnant women, children and babies and decimating cities. Lock...his...a**...up."
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