Russia gives up on Trump

The percentage of Russians who are confident President Trump will “do the right thing regarding world affairs” plummeted over the last year from 53% to 19%, according to Pew’s annual Global Attitudes survey. By the numbers: Trump’s campaign push for warmer ties with Moscow clearly broke through, with 41% of Russians viewing the U.S. favorably…

Outside counsel tells GOP senators ‘reasonable prosecutor’ would not bring …

In a memorandum to Republican senators, Rachel Mitchell says a “reasonable prosecutor” would not bring a case against Brett Kavanaugh based on Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation given the evidence presented to the Judiciary Committee. But Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor hired by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans who questioned Ford last Thursday, also notes,…