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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/11/heres-how-the-russians-might-have-snuck-a-recording-device-into-the-oval-office/?utm_term=.fa1eacd431ad

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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/dont-forget-those-smiling-images-of-trump-and-the-russians/2017/05/11/ea26a204-3651-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.3976431f4593

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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-existential-threat-trumps-presidency-poses/2017/05/11/c3b1415c-35ba-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.0909c7c2b357

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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/05/12/senate-democrats-can-stop-trumps-russia-scandal-from-becoming-the-new-normal/?utm_term=.9e125729de25

Sorry, but Putin’s still winning
Christian Caryl
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/05/12/sorry-but-putins-still-winning/

Trump picked a really bad day to sneak around with the Russian ambassador
Callum Borchers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/10/trump-picked-a-really-bad-day-to-sneak-around-with-the-russian-ambassador/?utm_term=.fd233d39b0cb

The strange Oval Office meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak
Julie Vitkovskaya and Amanda Erickson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/newssearch/?query=Lavrov&utm_term=.d63343d28d47&sort=Relevance&datefilter=All%20Since%202005

Presence of Russian photographer in Oval Office raises alarms
Former U.S. intelligence officials flagged a potential security breach.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-to-meet-russian-foreign-minister-at-the-white-house-as-moscows-alleged-election-interference-is-back-in-spotlight/2017/05/10/c6717e4c-34f3-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?utm_term=.ebfe73018bf9

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
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/05/12/what-would-the-government-do-after-a-wmd-attack-we-have-no-idea/?utm_term=.e51163bd158e