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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Allies spin Trump’s chumminess with Putin as part of a complex routine in which he plays “good cop” to the rest of his administration’s bad cop. Plus: $1.6 billion to return to the moon.
Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

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(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, and Trump allies are trying to spin the president’s chumminess with Putin as just one part of a complex U.S. strategy toward Russia, Peter Nicholas and Kathy Gilsinan report. But who’s really being played here?

The Trump administration

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