Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper forecasted that there were "other shoes to drop" in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling, including potential ties to Kremlin by those seeking to sway the election. "I do think there are other shoes to drop here besides this indictment," Clapper told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union." Pressed on what additional findings Mueller's team of federal prosecutors might unearth, Clapper suggested that we'd yet to see the full extent of the involvement of the Russian government in efforts to undermine the U.S. electoral process. read more
Jonah Goldberg, National Review: Most of the rah-rah nationalists on cable, talk radio, and social media have been remarkably blasé, more interested in Hillary Clinton's misdeeds than those of a contemptuous foreign power. For some of the alt-right, the silence is understandable; many of them are simply fanboys (or clients) of Vladimir Putin. ... Its government attempted to meddle in our elections and is planning on doing so again this year. Where is the outrage? How powerful can nationalism be if it cannot overpower partisan loyalty?
The Guardian editorial: [Donald] Trump is not off the hook. Far from it. His oft-repeated argument, contradicting US and British intelligence agencies, that stories of covert Russian meddling were "fake news" has been exposed as false. The US, like other western countries, is incontrovertibly under sustained assault from the Kremlin. Why does Trump continue to defend Russia? With Trump, it is difficult to talk about credibility. What little he does retain has just measurably diminished ... [D]espite Trump's crowing about vindication, that does not mean there was no collusion. It does not mean there was no wider conspiracy. Nor does it mean there was no impact on the election. read more
The real threat to Turkey isn't the Kurds. It's the Islamic State. read more
Trump's national security adviser said Saturday that Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections is beyond dispute, marking a sharp reversal of Trump's frequent dismissal of alleged Russian cyber-meddling as a "hoax." H.R. McMaster was speaking at an international conference in Munich in response to a question from a Russian delegate. He spoke shortly after an appearance at the same gathering by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who had dismissed as "just claptrap" allegations of Russian meddling found in U.S. indictments handed down Friday. read more