Seth Abramson @SethAbramson @Newsweek columnist. Analyses @BBC. NYT bestselling author of Proof of Conspiracy ( Next: Citizen Journalist (Macmillan). Professor. Attorney. Sep. 25, 2019 1 min read

Anyone who's read PROOF OF CONSPIRACY want to inform this feed's readers of why Trump might've chosen SECRETARY OF ENERGY Perry to be his agent in Ukraine for Zelensky's inaugural after firing his ambassador? (Remember Ukraine's role in the grand bargain.) 

HINT: Ukraine was a major stumbling block to the "grand bargain" that Trump, Putin, Netanyahu, MBS, and MBZ wanted—because Ukraine had to *agree* to any dropping of sanctions on Russia (and dropping sanctions on Russia was what made the entirety of the "grand bargain" possible).

2/ What's this? Trump desperately needed Ukraine's new president to agree in spring 2019 to... a deal involving turbine generators for Russian-built nuclear reactors? I suppose the proper negotiator for *that* thorny issue would be...

...hmm... I guess the Secretary of Energy?

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