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Emails Show Aide’s Repeated Efforts to set up Meetings With Russia & Trump

15/08/2017

According to internal campaign emails read to the Post, a low-level foreign adviser to Donald Trump passed along multiple requests for him to meet with Russian officials, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the 2016 campaign. Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of...
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Report: Russia Linked To North Korean Missile Advances

14/08/2017

North Korea’s rapid missile-program improvements can likely be traced back to a black-market factory that used to produce the Soviet Union’s most deadly weaponry, according to a new report and classified assessments by U.S. intel agencies. It is not believed that North Korea could have made such big leaps forward in their nuclear-weapons program...
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Trump’s Secretary Rhona Graff Wanted For Questioning In Russia Probe

11/08/2017

Congressional investigators want to question Rhona Graff, a longtime secretary for Donald Trump who now serves as senior vice president at the Trump Organization, ABC News reported early Friday. Graff has worked at Trump Tower for nearly three decades, and officials are now scrutinizing her as part of the probe into the infamous June...
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Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

10/08/2017

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially...
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Blumenthal To Trump: Your ‘Bullying’ Tactics Won’t Protect You In Russia Probe

07/08/2017

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) fired back at President Trump on Monday, saying his bullying tactics will not protect him from the ongoing Russia collusion investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “Mr. President: Your bullying hasn’t worked before and it won’t work now. No one is above the law,” Blumenthal tweeted. “This issue...
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Tillerson: U.S. Will Respond To Russian Diplomatic Expulsions

07/08/2017

After meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said the U.S. would issue its response by Sept. 1 to Moscow’s July 30 announcement that it is expelling 755 U.S. embassy and consulate staff from Russia. Tillerson said he told Lavrov the U.S. hasn’t yet decided...
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Mueller Impanels Grand Jury in D.C. Russia Interference Investigation

03/08/2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, according to people familiar with the matter. THIS IS A BREAKING EVENT. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM
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President Trump Signed Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia

02/08/2017

President Trump on Wednesday signed the bill placing additional sanctions on Russia, but expressed deep reservations about what he described as “significantly flawed” legislation. In an official statement, Trump wrote that the law includes “unconstitutional provisions” that would hinder his presidential authority on diplomatic matters. He also suggested Congress passed the bill “in haste”...
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Trump Dictated Misleading Statement On Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

01/08/2017

President Trump personally dictated the statement regarding his son Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, saying they “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children,” several people with knowledge of the incident told The Washington Post Monday. This statement, sent to The New York Times before it...
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Putin Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats From Russia In Response To Sanctions

31/07/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday announced 755 members of the U.S. diplomatic mission to Russia will be expelled from his country. This reduces the number of American diplomats in Russia from about 1,210 to 455, putting the American delegation on par with the Russian diplomatic contingent in the United States. Putin’s announcement comes...
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Pence Reassures Baltic States, Draws Firm Line Against Russia Aggression

31/07/2017

Vice President Mike Pence assured U.S. commitment to the Baltic states in the face of Russian aggression on Sunday in Tallinn, Estonia, his first stop on a four-day tour that will also include Georgia and Montenegro. While President Trump has been unclear in the past about where he draws the line with Russia, Pence...
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In Retaliation, Russia Seizes Two U.S. Diplomatic Properties

28/07/2017

The Russian government seized two U.S.-owned diplomatic properties Friday, hours after its foreign ministry ordered the U.S. to cut its diplomatic staff in the country by Sept. 1. The New York Times reports the Kremlin will cut off American access on Aug. 1 to a Moscow warehouse and a leafy enclave where U.S. staffers...
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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly on Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions Bill [VIDEO]

28/07/2017

Senators are sending legislation slapping new sanctions on Moscow to President Trump’s desk, setting up a potential showdown with the White House over Russia. Senators voted 98-2 on the bill, which would give Congress the ability to block Trump from lifting the Russia sanctions. It also includes new penalties against Iran and North Korea....
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House Approves Russia Sanctions Bill

26/07/2017

On Tuesday, the House voted 419-3 to pass a bill that strengthens sanctions against Russia in response to its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. The sanctions primarily target Russian oil and gas projects with companies based in the United States and a handful of other countries, and will be difficult for President...
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Sessions Discussed Campaign with Russian Ambassador

21/07/2017

Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show. Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and...
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Trump Jr.’s Russia Connect Represented Spy Agency

21/07/2017

The Russian lawyer who gave Donald Trump Jr. information on the Democratic National Committee previously represented Moscow’s spy agency in court, Reuters reported Friday. Natalia Veselnitskaya was retained by the FSB, the KGB’s successor, in a property dispute between 2005 and 2013, according to court documents seen by Reuters. Veselnitskaya has previously denied any...
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U.S. Treasury Fines Exxon $2M for Violating Russia Sanctions

20/07/2017

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it’s fining Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for showing “reckless disregard” for Russia sanctions, the Associated Press reported. Treasury said Exxon subsidiaries signed a deal with Igor Sechin, the chairman of a Russian oil giant, who is on a U.S. blacklist in May 2014. At the time,...
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Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr.: I’m Ready to Testify Before Congress

19/07/2017

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. following his father’s Republican presidential nomination, said she is ready to testify before Congress in order to calm the “mass hysteria” surrounding the meeting. Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya because he believed she had damaging information about then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,...
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Colbert Jokes About Trump And Russian Collusion On Russian State Late-Night TV

18/07/2017

Stephen Colbert started ‘Russia Week’ from Saint Petersburg before appearing on Russia’s one late night TV show with an important announcement between vodka shots. “I am so honored to be here right now,” Colbert told host Ivan Urgant after settling into the Evening Urgant guest chair. “You’re the No. 1 show here, and this...
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Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

17/07/2017

On Sunday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, tried to bring the Secret Service into the meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials had last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service...
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Sources: Trump Lawyers Knew of Russia Emails Back in June

13/07/2017

Michael Isikoff reports: President Trump’s legal team was informed more than three weeks ago about the email chain showing that his son Donald Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer last June, two sources familiar with the handling of the matter told Yahoo News. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday that he learned...
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Trump Says Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Was News To Him

13/07/2017

In an interview with Reuters, President Trump said he was not aware of his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 until a few days ago. The meeting took place in his son’s office one floor beneath his in Trump Tower, and was attended by Trump’s campaign chairman at...
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Trump’s Son Met w/ Russian Lawyer, Promised Damaging Info on Clinton

11/07/2017

The New York Times Reports: President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it. The meeting was...
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Kellyanne Conway Defends Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

10/07/2017

Kellyanne Conway on Monday tried to explain why Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t disclosed his confab with a Russian lawyer sooner — and why the pretense of learning damning info on Hillary Clinton wasn’t collusion in the slightest. “No information was received that was meaningful or helpful, and no action was taken,” the top Trump...
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Russian Hackers Discussed How to Steal Clinton Emails & Send to Michael Flynn

29/06/2017

Hackers believed to be Russian discussed how to steal Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private email server and transfer them to Michael Flynn via an intermediary, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing reports compiled by US intelligence agencies investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. One of those intermediaries, according to the Journal,...
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House Russia Probe Eyes Trump Bodyguard Keith Schiller

29/06/2017

Congressional investigators have reportedly turned their attention to Keith Schiller, President Trump’s longtime bodyguard-turned-White House aide, in their probe into Russian meddling, according to ABC News. Schiller now serves as the director of Oval Office operations, and he’s just one of many Trump associates on the witness list for the House Intelligence Committee’s inquiry....
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Syria, Russia Reject WH Allegations Of Chemical-Attack Plans

27/06/2017

Top officials in Syria and at the Kremlin dismissed the White House’s accusations late Monday that Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears to be preparing another chemical attack on civilians. Ali Haidar, Syria’s minister for national reconciliation, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s charges were just part of a new diplomatic campaign...
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Obama’s Struggle to Punish Russia for Putin’s Attack on American Democracy

24/06/2017

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM EDT – The Washington Post’s national security reporters unveil the deep divisions inside the Obama White House over how to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Whitney Leaming, Osman Malik / The Washington Post) The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

21/06/2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

20/06/2017

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by...
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