Republicans Joe McCarthy and Nixon were two of the most maniacal, obsessed hunters of supposed communist (Russian and Chinese) spies, enablers and sympathizers.
Sure, Russia is no longer a communist state. But as far as Marxism goes, it never was. Yet it remains an anti-democratic and dangerous nemesis to America.
(China, meanwhile, may be an even truer capitalist state that the U.S. -- but that's OK, as long as it keeps making lucrative deals with Trump and his daughter on the side.)
McCarthy was ultimately brought down, in part, by a courageous U.S. senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith. (But don't expect anything but craven acceptance from Maine's current Republican in the Senate, Susan Collins.)
Nixon, of course, had the intelligence -- yes, even courage -- to eventually pursue better relations with China and Russia while all the time resisting any attempt at undermining America.
McCarthy and Nixon were many things, but traitors they were not.
Kim Philby comes to mind.
Maybe Trump will get to end his days in that Russian hotel, making all the pee-pee tapes he wants.