Time Magazine cover depicts the Kremlin overtaking the White House

Time Magazine cover depicts the Kremlin overtaking the White House

Time Magazine cover depicts the Kremlin overtaking the White House

Time Magazine cover depicts the Kremlin overtaking the White House 

 

The stark cover is paired with Time‘s story about Russia looming over the Trump administration (figuratively).

Earlier on Thursday, President Trump called the selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the ongoing Russia investigation as part of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history” (never mind that the selection was made by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, someone appointed by his administration).

Trump has repeatedly denied that there was collusion between Russia and his campaign. Still, it doesn’t help that his associates (Michael Flynn, Carter Page, et al.) continue to be caught up in reports about their links to Russia or that the president himself reportedly disclosed classified information to Russian officials last week.

The new cover comes amid the escalating controversy over the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. And it’s a winking reference to the news earlier this week, when President Donald Trump reportedly disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting.
The cover also follows a series of bombshell reports and developments in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Last week, former FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump amid reports he sought to expand the investigation and, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee its probe.
In the opening months of the Trump presidency, Time has rolled out a series of politically-focused covers that have featured the 45th president in a critical light. Trump himself is known to value the magazine, having kept a stack of copies — mostly with him on the front — prominently displayed on his desk in Trump Tower.

For the first time in more than a decade, Time magazine’s front cover has abandoned a cover line and instead given over the space to a drawing of Donald Trump’s White House, morphing into St Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square.

The cover was published after a flurry of news that shook Washington, including the claim that he leaked sensitive information to the Russian foreign minister, sacked FBI Director James Comey, asked Mr Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn.

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