From Russia With Malice

President Trump has sought warmer ties with Russia since taking office, but the relationship hasn’t improved much. A reminder of why came on Monday when a Moscow judge found Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine from Michigan, guilty of spying and sentenced him to 16 years in a high-security prison. “This is all a political theater,” Mr. Whelan said afterward.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the American citizen in December 2018. Mr. Whelan says he was in Moscow for a friend’s wedding, but Russian authorities…

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