It’s curious ( read sad ) that Republicans, who for decades have called Russia the Evil Empire and who have been so neurotic about a Russian invasion. Now are okay with top Donald Trump government officials and Melania’s husband himself having private gatherings with senior Russian administration officials and are defending Trump’s cozy relationships with Russian diplomats, oligarchs, and his expression of wanting a better relationship with Putin. The GOP is okay with all this and apparently support Ivanka’s daddy attempts to bring down the probe. Whose side are they on anyway?