This matter will finally prove whether Trump is betraying our country to Russia. At the very least it shows the liar-in-chief’s passivity towards Russia is embolding Putin. Trump pulled out of Syria (at least initially), has attacked NATO, and relaxed sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Having a traitor in the White House is undermining American national security:
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned on Friday that the United States considers Russia’s military presence in Venezuela “a direct threat to international peace and security in the region.” Bolton was responding to the arrival of 100 Russian military personnel in Caracas this weekend. It was just the latest condemnation from the Trump administration of Russian actions in the Venezuela crisis, but the Russian government seems unperturbed by American warnings so far.
This isn’t the first time Russians ventured into Venezuela this year. When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president in January, Russian contractors, associated with the Wagner group which has also carried out clandestine operations in Syria and Ukraine, appeared in Venezuela. Sources close to the Wagner group told Reuters that the contractors were sent to protect Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro in the face of unrest.