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Donald Trump’s Russia scandal has begun to resemble a spy thriller—so what comes next?

Journalism struggles to make clear narrative sense of thick fog. Fiction, plays and films are better at handling paranoid unease on an immense, nation-state scale

By John Sweeney  

The most I can say is this: the company Trump kept does not look good. Photo: PA

Donald Trump didn’t like my question about his Russian-born financial associate and ex-con Felix Sater one bit: “why didn’t you say to him”—Sater—“you’re connected with the mafia, you’re fired?” To bring home the point I brought down my arm like a gun barrel and pointed my finger at him in trademark Trumpian style. He got up from his chair and offered his hand on his way out. I stayed…

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