Was just a thought. First up the Reps via the Orange Man's fan of dictators vaguely, but not outrightly, support Putin. OM said he'd pull out of Nato and let Russia do what it wants. So TC, being human and wanting money, and Putin knowing TC is an idiot, can spend some of Russia's cash to turn TC into a mouthpiece for them. He'll take the money because he is an idiot as mentioned. So I would not bet against him taking a gig with them. It may not be outright, they may fund a channel for him. I doubt they'd use him on their news. They want his influence on the American subset of MAGA hats, not his influence on Russians.