Whatever you want to call it, he would love to emulate Putin. Hopfully our checks and balances will prevent it. I still think what Trump fears most is the special council delving into his Russian money laundering operation. That could require many years to prove, if ever.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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