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Posts Tagged ‘ Russia ’

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

21/02/2017

President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia’s ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In an appearance at his Mar-a-Lago club...
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John Oliver: Sweden and Undercovered Stories [VIDEO]

20/02/2017

In his latest episode of The Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the president’s notorious press conference and his false claims about Sweden’s terrorist attack. “There is no hard proof yet of direct links between Trump himself and Russia, but he does have a weird, noticeably soft spot to both the country and its...
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Fox News: Trump Crossed Line Calling Media “The Enemy Of The American People”

20/02/2017

Even his friends at Fox News know President Donald Trump crossed the line with comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people.” Chris Wallace said on Sunday that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy. Wallace noted...
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FOX News: Trump Briefed Fully On Flynn Russian Calls [VIDEO]

17/02/2017

Fox News’s John Roberts reported that his sources told him that Trump was fully briefed about the conversations Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The people who briefed the President would know the content. Also, Flynn remembered the conversations clearly when questioned by the White House Counsel’s Office during their investigation. .@johnrobertsFox: @POTUS was...
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Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

16/02/2017

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted...
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Flynn Lied To FBI About Discussing Russia Sanctions

16/02/2017

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24...
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Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

16/02/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn,...
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Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump

16/02/2017

U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts...
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NYT: Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contact With Russia

15/02/2017

The NYT just reported that phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trumps 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the...
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Trump: Reports Of Contact With Russia Are ‘Non-Sense’

15/02/2017

President Donald Trump called reports that his 2016 campaign team was in “constant” contact with senior Russian intelligence officials “non-sense,” alleging that the news “is merely an attempt to cover up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.” U.S. officials told The New York Times and CNN that they had intercepted phone...
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Keith Olbermann: Michael Flynn Must Now Be Arrested [VIDEO]

14/02/2017

Watch Keith Olbermann demanding Gen. Michael Flynn be arrested for the laws he’s broken. Flynn negotiating foreign policy while not holding any position in government is a breach of the Logan Act. “I call for the immediate investigation for whether his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan...
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Matt Lauer Rips Kellyanne Conway on Flynn Defense: ‘Makes No Sense!’

14/02/2017

The Today show’s Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning confronted top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway over the White House’s remarkable inconsistencies in defending the handling of a scandal involving Michael Flynn. The national security adviser resigned late Monday over his pre-inauguration calls with a Russian ambassador that included discussion of lifting U.S. sanctions; and over...
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Michael Flynn Resigns As Trump’s National Security Adviser

14/02/2017

Michael Flynn resigned late Monday as President Trump’s national security adviser, after just over three weeks on the job. Flynn quit hours after The Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had warned the White House that Flynn had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador before Trump’s inauguration, and could be subject to blackmail. Flynn,...
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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn In Trouble With Trump

13/02/2017

National Security Adviser Mike Flynn may be in danger of losing his job, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The administration is reportedly weighing whether to dismiss Flynn over his controversial contacts with Russian officials and the publicity surrounding it. Flynn has allegedly apologized to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who...
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Michael Flynn Reportedly Discussed Sanctions With Russia

10/02/2017

Members of the Trump administration — including Vice President Mike Pence — have said Michael Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser, never discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington before the inauguration. Several current and former U.S. officials have told The Washington Post and The New York Times that this isn’t true,...
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Trump Defends Killer Putin: US Has “A Lot Of Killers” Too [VIDEO]

06/02/2017

Vladimir Putin wants Fox News to apologies to him for calling him “a killer”, in an interview with President Trump Bill O’Reilly said “But he’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.” During the segment, Trump responded to say that the U.S. has “a lot of killers,” too. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday ignored...
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Trump Just Lifted Sanctions On Russia’s FSB

02/02/2017

The U.S. Treasury Department Office on Thursday eased sanctions on Russian intelligence agency FSB put in place by former President Barack Obama last year over accusations that Moscow launched cyber attacks to try to influence the U.S. presidential election. The Treasury Department said in a statement it would allow U.S. companies to make limited...
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Marco Rubio: He’ll Support Rex Tillerson’s Nomination For Sec. Of State

23/01/2017

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he’ll support Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected this afternoon to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee. Rubio had clashed with Tillerson at a committee hearing earlier this month after the ExxonMobil CEO refused to label Russian President Vladimir...
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Report: Michael Flynn Under Investigation for Russia Ties

23/01/2017

The National Security Adviser to President Trump’s new administration Michael Flynn its under investigation—and possibly still is—for what has been described as his “repeated contacts” with a Russian official, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Flynn’s communications have been under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department as part...
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Edward Snowden’s Russia Residency Extended

18/01/2017

Russia just guaranteed two years’ residency to Edward Snowden, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman wrote on Facebook that Snowden’s right to stay in the country had been extended “by a couple of years,” disputing claims that the National Security Agency whistleblower could be used as a bargaining chip in Putin-Trump negotiations. Additionally, in a...
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Putin: Those Who Leaked Trump Dossier ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’

17/01/2017

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused President Obama’s administration of attempting to “undermine the legitimacy” of President-elect Donald Trump. Addressing the unconfirmed dossier that surfaced last week alleging Russia has compromising information on Trump, Putin reportedly said anyone circulating the “fake” claims about the president-elect is “worse than prostitutes.”...
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Trump Heads To Inauguration With Historical Low Poll Numbers

17/01/2017

Three new polls show President-elect Donald Trump being viewed favorably by about 40 percent of Americans, a huge shortfall from the approval numbers for Trump’s four predecessors. In Gallup and Washington Post/ABC News polls, Trump is viewed favorably by 40 percent and unfavorably by 55 percent (Gallup) and 54 percent (WaPo), while a CNN/ORC...
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18 Congressional Democrats Plan Inauguration Boycott

16/01/2017

At least 18 House Democrats will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies this Friday, with some planning to leave for their home districts and others intending to march with protesters in Washington. Among those boycotting is Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights leader whom Trump criticized as “all talk” in the weekend...
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Trump Promises ‘Insurance For Everybody’

16/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump says his plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act is nearly complete. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump did not reveal the specifics of his replacement package, but promised “lower numbers, much lower deductibles,” and said “we’re going to have insurance for everybody.” He also said he plans to...
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Trump Insults American Hero John Lewis: Worry About Your ‘Crime Infested’ District

14/01/2017

On Saturday morning President-elect Donald Trump attacked hero of American history John Lewis for stating that Trump was not a “legitimate” president. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the...
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FBI Director Briefed Trump On Russian Report [VIDEO]

13/01/2017

FBI Director James Comey informed President-elect Donald Trump about the existence of unverified allegations regarding Russian ties after an intelligence briefing at Trump Tower last Friday top U.S. officials said. Comey reportedly spoke with Trump one-on-one about the “dossier” of Russian documents that were detailed in a BuzzFeed News report published this week. A...
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James Mattis, Ben Carson, Mike Pompeo Senate Hearings – WATCH LIVE

12/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet hearings continue Thursday with secretary of defense nominee James Mattis, secretary of housing and urban development nominee Ben Carson, and CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo. WATCH LIVE SENATE QUESTIONS TRUMP’S PICKS CIA CHIEF, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE & SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT < ----- While Rep. Pompeo (R-Kan.), a...
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Trump Refuses CNN Question: ‘You’re Fake News!’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference devolved into a shouting match between himself and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Trump yelled, “You are fake news!” as Acosta tried to press him to answer a question. The exchange was prompted by Trump calling BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.” He said, “I think they’re...
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Trump On ‘Golden Showers’ Report: ‘I’m a Germaphobe’ [VIDEO]

11/01/2017

In his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that...
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Rex Tillerson Trump’s Secretary Of State Faces Senate Grilling

11/01/2017

The second day of Senate confirmation hearings started Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson facing heavy questioning, especially due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has downplayed his relationship with Russia, though, and his prepared remarks claim “Russia today poses a...
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