The only photographer to be let in to secretive huddle together with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, both of whom linked to the FBI investigation, in the Oval Office, was from the Russian government.
The Russian released a photo of Trump consulting his Russian handlers in the White House while US reporters were kept outside.
American reporters were eventually let in only to find the Russians had left, and Henry Kissinger sitting with Trump.
Back in Russia, Vladimir Putin, tried very hard to look as if he was more interested in ice hockey than Trump, showed his authoritarian hopes for his puppet by praising his firing James Comey.
‘President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and Constitution,’ he said, saying “his” instead of the American law and Constitution.
The American republic is not just governed by laws and the Constitution but also by conventions.
By firing James Comeny Trump has broken a long standing convention that a president under investigation for a serious crime does not misuse his power to fire the investigator.