President Joe Biden looks at Russian leader Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Geneva, June 16, 2021 (Getty)


I joined Dublin NewsTalk’s Pat Kenny Show on Friday to analyze the latest maneuvers and statements around Russia’s pressure on Ukraine, including the approach of the Biden Administration and its allies — and how Vladimir Putin might have miscalculated with his aggressive gamble.

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We also look at the intentions and shortcoming of Biden’s “Summit For Democracy”.

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ORIGINAL ENTRY, DEC 9: In our latest 15-minute review of US politics, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio and I joined Colin Murray on BBC 5 Live on Thursday.

We analyze President Joe Biden’s virtual summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s threat to Ukraine. We then look at the defiance of former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — amid orders by Donald Trump — of a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Capitol Attack.

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If Donald Trump was still President, that would be one thing. But he’s not, and he won’t be unless he succeeds in the race in 2024. So you’ve got time.