Dead Drop: December 7

(NEARLY) EVERYONE WISHING MIKE HAYDEN WELL:  Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery for General Michael Hayden continue to pour in. Hayden suffered a stroke right before Thanksgiving and is fighting his way back to good health.  In a statement, Hayden told well-wishers that he looks forward to getting back in the national discussion. And almost everyone has wished the same.  But in their latest effort to stir up division in the U.S., Vladimir Putin’s Sputnik News posted an article pointing out that President Trump made no public comment regarding the General’s health – noting that Hayden has been critical of the President. We wouldn’t necessarily expect a sitting President to comment on the health of a former official.  We WOULD expect Sputnik to try and sow division using the issue, and (shocker) – they did not disappoint.

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