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Russia Set to Retaliate Against U.S., U.K. Over Sanctions


The U.K. on Friday said it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning of an ex-spy, upping the ante against Russia as Moscow warned it was prepared to escalate a standoff with the West. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s comments mark the first time that the U.K. has specifically linked the...
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Mueller Subpoenas Trump Org. For Documents in Russia Probe


Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for business documents, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Thursday. The New York Times, which first reported the development, said the subpoena included documents related to Russia. The reports mark the first publicly known time that Mueller has demanded documents related to...
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Britain To Expel 23 Russian Diplomats In Wake Of Spy Poisoning


Twenty-three Russian diplomats will be expelled from the U.K. after Russia failed to meet a midnight deadline to disclose details of the nerve agent that is suspected to have been used to poison a former spy on British soil. Speaking in the British Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia offered “complete...
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Trump: It ‘Sounds Like’ Russia Poisoned Former Spy


Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the attempted murder of a Russian former spy on British soil, saying it “sounds to me” like Russia carried out the attack against Sergei Skripal. Trump has been silent on the attempted murder using a deadly nerve agent in England last week, but speaking shortly after...
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President Vladimir Putin Claims Russia Has Powerful New Nuclear Weapons


Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the nation address to boast that Russia has developed “invincible” nuclear weapons that can “reach anywhere in the world.” Speaking in Moscow 17 days before an election that he’s expected to win convincingly, the Russian president on Thursday unveiled a weapon that he said could not be...
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Trump: ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle In The Election’


“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” President Trump tweeted early Sunday. “I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,'” he continued. “The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign...
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Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference


Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated...
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Trump Refuses to Release Dems Response to GOP Russia Memo


President Donald Trump on Friday refused to allow public disclosure of a Democratic response to a contentious House Republican memo on the FBI’s Russia probe — which Trump approved for release last week. In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee, White House counsel Don McGahn says that the president is unable to declassify...
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FBI Investigating If Russian Money Went to the NRA to Help Trump


The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s...
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Steve Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller & House Russia Investigation


Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move marked the...
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Cybersecurity Firm: Russia-linked Hackers Targeting US Senate


The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying...
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Fusion GPS Trump-Russia Dossier TRANSCRIPT Read it HERE


Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic senator from California, has released the full transcript of a congressional interview with the co-founder of Fusion GPS. The private investigation firm was behind a salacious dossier of research into Trump’s Russia ties that was made public last year. In a recent New York Times op-ed, Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson...
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George Papadopolous’s Activity Triggered the Russia Probe


How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on...
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Russia Probe: Micheal Flynn is about to be Slandered by Team Trump


President Donald Trump’s lawyers in the Russia investigation want to undermine the credibility of ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn if he alleges wrongdoing by top White House officials, The Washington Post reported, citing three sources. Flynn, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI, is reportedly cooperating with special counsel Robert...
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Mueller Issues Subpoena To Deutsche Bank In Russia Probe


Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank, in a possible sign the investigation into Russian election interference may be expanding toward the finances of President Donald Trump or other individuals under scrutiny by the special counsel. Mueller sought records from Deutsche Bank, a source familiar with the subpoena told...
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Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians


Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reported on Friday. “ is prepared to testify…against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such,...
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Flynn to Testify That Trump Directed Him To Talk to The Russians


ABC NEWS REPORTS: Michael Flynn promised “full cooperation to the Mueller team” and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians.” TO WATCH THE LIVE BREAKING NEWS STREAM CLICK HERE
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Trump Requested Top Republicans End Senate Russia Probe


This summer, President Trump asked Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other senior Republicans in the Senate multiple times to bring to a close the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several lawmakers and aides told The New York Times. “It was something along the lines of, ‘I...
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John Oliver: Trump Using ‘Incompetence’ Defense In Russia Probe


John Oliver started his Last Week Tonight show by first acknowledging the horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 26 people. “Obviously our thoughts are with the people of Texas after today’s horrific incident, details of which are still unfolding as I speak,”...
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Trump Jr. Hinted At Review Of Anti-Russia Magnitsky Law


The Russian lawyer who was present for a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top campaign aides says Donald Trump Jr. indicated to her that a law targeting Russia could be re-evaluated if his father triumphed in the election, according to a Bloomberg News report. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, said she went to the...
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Mueller will serve up an indictment Monday in Russia probe


BREAKING NEWS – Office of the Special Counsel will serve up an indictment Monday in connection with Russia probe confirmed NBC News. There is not yet official word, but good money is on Paul Manafort or Michael Flynn, who both had ties to foreign governments and accepted payment without registering as a foreign agent....
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Jeff Sessions Testifies On Comey, Russia Investigation At Senate Hearing


Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday refused to discuss with the Senate judiciary committee his “confidential conversations with the President,” saying it remains up to the President to claim or waive executive privilege. “I can neither assert executive privilege neither can I disclose today the contents of my confidential conversations with the President,” Sessions...
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Report: Twitter Erased Data Potentially Crucial to Russia Probes


Twitter, which may have been one of Russia’s most effective weapons in its efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, erased user data and posts that would have been valuable to investigators probing the interference, Politico reports. Cybersecurity officials said the site’s strict privacy policy may have led to deletions of the information,...
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Pokémon Go Apparently Used In Russian Election Meddling


Russian agents used the game Pokémon Go as a tool to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don’t Shoot Us apparently had the “dual goal of galvanizing African-Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view...
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Mueller Interviewed Author of the Trump-Russia Dossier [VIDEO]


President Donald Trump and several associates continue to draw intense scrutiny for their ties to the Russian government. A dossier of claims both verified and unverified alleges serious conspiracy and misconduct in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House has dismissed the dossier as fiction, and most of the claims...
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Report: Manafort Offered Russian Magnate ‘Private Briefings’ On Campaign


While he was still serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort sent an email to an employee of his consulting business in Kiev requesting he tell a Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin that if he wanted “private briefings” on the presidential race, Manafort would set it up, several...
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Mueller Wants to Question 6 WH Aides in Russia Probe


Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has alerted the White House that his team will probably seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Trump who were witnesses to several episodes relevant to the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the request. Mueller’s interest...
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Trump Jr. To Testify Privately Before Senate Panel About Russia Meeting


Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son and executive director of the Trump Organization, will meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to discuss a June 2016 meeting he set up with a Kremlin-backed lawyer and other Russians promising compromising information on Hillary Clinton. Trump’s testimony, originally scheduled for July, will be transcribed...
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Report: Mueller Teaming Up With IRS Investigators For Trump-Russia Probe


Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working with agents from the IRS’s Criminal Investigations unit as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the investigation told The Daily Beast. This elite and secretive unit’s 2,500 agents work on financial crimes, including money laundering and tax evasion, and...
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Trump Called Multiple GOP Senators About Russia Probe


President Donald Trump privately vented his frustration over Russia-related matters with at least two other Republican senators this month, according to people familiar with the conversations — in addition to the president’s public admonishments of Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and Jeff Flake. Trump expressed frustration over a bipartisan bill sanctioning Russia and tried to...
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