Today’s Washington Post headlines and links to Russia

File Photo of White House with South Lawn and Fountain

Here’s how the Russians might have snuck a recording device into the Oval Office

Don’t forget those smiling images of Trump and the Russians
The Russians are comfortable with the president’s greed, his dishonesty and his cynicism about the rights of others.
Anne Applebaum

Trump is at war with the nation he is supposed to lead
He seems to want to drag the United States down to the level of corruption that thrives in Russia.
Jim Hoagland

Senate Democrats can stop Trump’s Russia scandal from becoming the new normal
We can’t let Republicans forget for one moment what the nation is up against.
Adam Jentleson

Sorry, but Putin’s still winning
Christian Caryl

Trump picked a really bad day to sneak around with the Russian ambassador
Callum Borchers

The strange Oval Office meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak
Julie Vitkovskaya and Amanda Erickson

Presence of Russian photographer in Oval Office raises alarms
Former U.S. intelligence officials flagged a potential security breach.

What would the government do after a WMD attack? We have no idea.
The plans are elaborate – and totally secret. It’s time to tell the public about them.
Garrett M. Graff