For those who don't know what a cut-out is: The evidence has been piling up for literally years that Wikileaks has been used, deliberately, by the Russian Government and security services in an attempt to undermine and disrupt the United States and its allies. It should hardly come as a surprise then that Edward Snowden found refuge in Russia. It should hardly come as a surprise that Since Wikileaks was founded in 2006, has there ever been a leak of documents on the site that revealed embarrassing or compromising information on the Russian Government, its leadership, or its relationships with the numerous oligarchs and organized criminals who control Russia? Answer: No. Does any reasonable person think that a) the Russians have nothing to hide and b) that somehow they have managed to create an impenetrable cybersecurity system? Why did Russia Today, the most notorious of Putin's propaganda channels, give Julian Assange a talk show? There is also the matter of neoNazi sympathizer, and vocal Holocaust-denier, Israel Shamir: Of course, there is a well-known precedent for all this: The Covert Action Information Bulletin. Ostensibly run as a periodical championing "free speech", it was founded by a disgraced former CIA officer. One who was later revealed to have been funded and supported by the KGB: I do hope all of our resident Trumpistas take a long hard look at the evidence. And recognize the fact that they - and their orange-haired Duce - are being played for the fools they are by Vladimir Putin.