16 Dec 2017

Luke Harding

From Great Encounters, 6:06 pm on 16 December 2017

Luke Harding: How Russia helped Trump win the White House
One year ago, award-winning UK journalist Luke Harding met former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the then president-elect Donald Trump's connections with Russia. One month later, in January 2017, Steele's explosive dossier alleged that the Kremlin had been 'cultivating, supporting, and assisting' Trump for years and that it had compromising information about him. Trump responded on Twitter, 'FAKE NEWS'. In Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win The White House, Harding reveals the nature of Trump's decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the inside story of the dossier. Harding is a foreign correspondent with The Guardian. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian's Moscow bureau chief; the Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War.

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