The latest from the Left: The Russians ‘vetoed’ Mitt Romney as secretary of state

The latest from the Left: The Russians ‘vetoed’ Mitt Romney as secretary of state

[Ed. – The hits just keep coming.

We interrupt your daily news routine to put this forthcoming New Yorker profile, titled “Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier,” on your radar.

You’re probably going to hear a lot about this report in the coming weeks, especially the story’s most noteworthy claim, which comes from former British spy Christopher Steele.

The short version is this: The Russians reportedly had input when President Trump was hunting for secretary of state candidates in 2016. More specifically, the Russians supposedly vetoed Trump’s initial idea of going with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to Steele.

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The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer writes:

One subject that Steele is believed to have discussed with Mueller’s investigators is a memo … which … is based on one source, described as “a senior Russian official.”

The official said that he was merely relaying talk circulating in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but what he’d heard was astonishing: people were saying that the Kremlin had intervened to block Trump’s initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney.

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