Is Donald Trump running scared? Appears that way.
President Donald Trump tapped respected scholar and leading Vladimir Putin critic Fiona Hill to serve as the top Russia adviser on the National Security Council, signaling a shift in attitude toward Moscow.
Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who earlier served at the National Intelligence Council, was offered the position of White House senior director for Europe and Russia prior to the ousting of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, an administration official told Foreign Policy on Thursday.
It is not yet clear whether Hill has accepted the post. Her appointment is likely to garner bipartisan support from lawmakers who have expressed concerns about President Donald Trump's expressed desire to forge closer ties with Moscow at the expense of NATO allies....Washington Free Beacon
Trump Selects Putin Critic as Top White House Russia Adviser