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Another Piece of the Puzzle

A big story goes unattended

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The story raised eyebrows in my circles.  Vladimir Putin had dispatched one of his diplomats to the State Department in April to deliver a bold proposal:  an across-the-board re-normalization of the many channels that had been severed after Moscow’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria — diplomatic, military, and intelligence. “The broad scope of the Kremlin’s  reset plan came with an ambitious launch date,” wrote  John Hudson, a foreign affairs reporter for Buzzfeed: “immediately.” In early May, President Trump received Russia Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, at the White House. The earlier overture remained secret until last