Is The Russia Investigation A Distraction?
News about Russia is not in danger of disappearing from the headlines anytime soon. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia is nearly a year old. Democrats and pundits have rested much of their discontent with President Trump on these allegations of collusion. Hillary Clinton recently completed a tour with her book What Happened. In it, she claims she would have won her 2016 presidential bid if it weren’t for Russian-associated actors and James Comey’s investigation into her emails.
Russia commentator Terrell Jermaine Starr has no doubt Russia leveraged social media and other tactics to sway the election. But Starr argues that the media and the Democrats’ obsession with Russia serves to absolve their complicity in America’s racial tensions. We’ll discuss U.S.-Russia relations with Starr, who is a senior reporter for The Root.