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Trump fails to sanction Russia over election meddling and defies Congress with three-week delay. Trump and conservative media have their own, quite different version of the Russia scandal. Trump supporters are being set up to dismiss his ties to Russia. Don’t forget to adjust for Russian trolls: Americans aren’t quite as bad as the Internet has led us to believe. Hopes dim for Congressional Russia inquiries as parties clash.