In an interview with Newsweek, Robert Amsterdam, a lawyer who represented Putin-critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a highly politicized fraud case on several occasions over the last decade, says there is another perk for Russia in the controversy around the Trump camp.
“The question is, to what extent has the world lost sight of other issues as a result of this?” he says. “America is engaged in this very intense, wildly partisan game of thrones and Russia and China stand to gain from it. Take a look at what Russia is doing when we are asleep. Violence in Ukraine is flaring up, while China is undeterred in the South China Sea. Russia is courting the Philippines, Vietnam. Washington should be paying attention to that.”