Updated: 17th August 2017

Ben Rhodes doesn’t think selling our democracy to Russia is funny; Iran, however

Former members of the Obama administration never seem to tire of hearing themselves talk, which is good news for the GOP in 2018 but pretty insufferable for anyone who was paying attention between 2008 and 2016. Being a Wednesday, it was the Washington Post’s turn to drop the afternoon’s bombshell about the Trump administration and Russia, but the day’s big scoop didn’t inspire the newsroom to break into applause. As Twitchy reported, the Post’s discovery of a “politically explosive assertion”about Trump and Putin wasn’t quite soexplosive whenthe laughter excised fromthe transcript was added back in.

Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under Barack Obama, didn’t think the selling of our democracy was a laughing matter.

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