Congress needs an enemy, so Russia is painted as hobgoblin – former Reagan administration official RT — SophieCo

Donald Trump’s presidency has been marred by strong domestic resistance from all sides – with both Republicans and Democrats hampering White House efforts to restore ties with Russia. And it’s not just this – despite Trump’s promise of peace and a non-interventionist policy, Washington is increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan, and a conflict with North Korea is looming on the horizon. Is the Trump administration being left isolated and powerless, or does it still have a few cards up its sleeve? Is Trump still going to deliver on his promise of a new foreign policy, or will the hawks win again? We ask author, political publicist, and former Reagan administration official Ralph Benko.