The problem with the bottle of water scenario is that it isn’t more obviously practical. Unless this was an inside job, and the bottle was laced by one of Navalny’s entourage, one has to wonder how a would-be poisoner would know that Navalny would drink from that particular bottle of water in that particular room.
As is all too often the case in the United States, the loudest voices, like ADL, are generally the ones that Congress pays attention to.
The Trump Administration is saying “my way or the highway”. The Europeans are certainly big enough to set off on the highway by themselves.
The “bottle twist” is a convenient and necessary foil to avoid the potentially damning contradiction from the Russian side, Finian Cunningham writes.