Two pieces of context are crucial to understanding Donald Trump’s tweetstorm declaring a Syrian air strike is coming: his fury at the Russian investigation and the shakeup in his foreign policy team.
The US president directly linked the deteriorating relationship with Russia – now worse than during the Cold War, according to Mr Trump – to the Robert Mueller probe.
Investigators have been edging their way towards Mr Trump and his business affairs in recent weeks, subpoenaing documents from the Trump Organisation and seeking a sit-down interview with the president.
But on Monday, FBI officials went for the jugular by raiding the offices and home of Michael Cohen, Mr Trump’s long-term personal…
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