by Andrew Spannaus, Consortium News:
The populist League party may be joining the ranks of other entities and individuals who have been discredited for not aligning with NATO’s anti-Russian posture, writes Andrew Spannaus.
A meeting with Russians, allegations of corruption, and a call for a leading politician to resign. Russiagate has come to Italy.
A representative of the League — the right-wing anti-establishment party now part of the country’s governing coalition — is alleged to have floated a scheme for his party to receive 65 million euros ($73 million) in illegal financing, skimmed off the top of oil sales from Russia.