August 10, 2017
Russian spy planes got a low-altitude view of Washington, D.C. – followed by a trip up to the Bedminster, New Jersey golf course where President Trump is staying Wednesday.
The unarmed Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M left Moscow before arriving in southern Virginia, conducting several sweeps of the nation’s capital.
The flights are entirely legal and sanctioned in advance by the U.S. under the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows 34 member nations to conduct unarmed overflights over each others’ territory.
But the flight took on special significance Wednesday both because of the audacious flight plan selected by the Russians and because of the flurry of investigations over Russian election interference.
Just Wednesday morning, it was revealed that Donald Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort had his Virginia home raided by FBI agents working on the special counsel’s Russia probe.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:36 am