SIMON KUPER: Populists are wallowing in the swamp, not draining it
Donald Trump is fighting to stop Congress getting hold of his financial records and tax returns. Nigel Farage refuses to tell the European parliament why he didn’t declare personal expenses funded by Arron Banks, the Brexit donor being investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking immunity to ward off pending prosecutions for corruption, fraud and breach of trust.
Austria’s government was brought down by a video of Heinz-Christian Strache, the far-right vice-chancellor, telling a mysterious Russian that he could arrange government contracts if she would secretly donate to his party. Argentina’s ex-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, now running for vice-president, is on trial for allegedly leading a criminal organisation and taking kickbacks. And Czech police have recommended charging billionaire prime minister Andrej Babiš with subsidy fraud.