Time Magazine cover depicts White House overtaken by Russia
WASHINGTON: Time magazine’s latest cover has drawn world media attention as well as controversy for depicting current situation of US and Russia after latter’s alleged hand in Trump’s elevation to presidency.
The cover highlights the Russian scandals plaguing Trump’s presidency by blending the Kremlin and the White House in one image.
It shows the front entrance of the White House on one side and the Kremlin’s ornate towers rising on the other in vivid red.
— TIME (@TIME) May 18, 2017
The cover comes as the Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Moscow.
The Time cover illustrates its top story looking into the beleaguered Trump White House as it reacts to the numerous scandals involving Russia.
Last week, Trump shared classified information about an Islamic State plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a White House visit.
The meeting came a day after he fired former FBI Director James Comey, who was investing Russian involvement in the election and any connection to the Trump campaign.
Along with the FBI, two congressional panels are also looking into Russian meddling in the election.
While Time magazine has gone after Trump before — showing him sitting in the White House during a storm in February and melting down in October 2016 — it also named him its 2016 Person of the Year.