Then, as if to remind us of Russia’s past, the British Sun newspaper published credible evidence that Jeremy Corbyn, since 2015 leader the Labour Party, passed sensitive information to a Czech spy by the name of Jan Sarkocy, who claims Corbyn delivered the information in exchange for money and with full knowledge of what was happening. Corbyn denies he knew Sarkocy was a spy—but if that’s true, it only means he was stupid rather than a traitor.
Mueller’s latest indictment contains no evidence of collusion on the part of the Trump campaign, and predictably the president spent the weekend lashing out, not at Russia for its attempted sabotage of our elections, but at Democrats and the media. What worries us, though, is that once the investigation winds down, American progressives will revert to their default naïveté about—we can’t help using the phrase—our number one geopolitical foe.
The 1980s called, and it turns out we can keep our foreign policy.