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Posts Tagged ‘ Russia ’

AP: Trump Eager For Big Meeting With Putin In Germany

26/06/2017

President Trump is reportedly eager for a full-scale diplomatic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two are in Germany next month for the G-20 summit. According to an Associated Press report, the idea has caused a rift within Trump’s administration, where many believe the White House should be sensitive in engaging with...
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Trump Admitted To Tampering With a Witness to ‘Fox & Friends’ [VIDEO]

23/06/2017

In President Trump’s first interview in more than a month, he admitted that he falsely suggested his conversations with former FBI director James Comey were taped to influence Comey’s sworn testimony. Trump acknowledged he didn’t actually make any tapes on Thursday. But speaking to Fox & Friends in an interview that aired Friday morning,...
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FBI Reportedly Investigating Manafort and Son-in-Law

23/06/2017

The FBI is investigating real-estate deals financed by Paul Manafort and his former son-in-law, The New York Times reports. Jeffrey Yohai, the ex-husband of Manafort’s daughter, and Manafort reportedly formed shell companies to buy luxury properties. Manafort, President Trump’s campaign manager who resigned amid reports of back-door financial transactions with Ukrainian and Russian clients,...
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Intel Chiefs To Mueller: Trump Suggested We Deny Collusion

22/06/2017

America’s top intelligence officials reportedly told Senate investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that President Trump asked them to publicly refute allegations of collusion between his 2016 campaign and the Russians, CNN reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers told investigators about their interactions with the...
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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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Bloomberg: Business Ties Between Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort. It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump. But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it...
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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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Colbert: Trump And Rod Rosenstein Are The Same Person [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for admitting on Twitter that he was being investigatedon last night show. “Mr. President, do you know the phrase ‘You better lawyer up?’” Colbert began. “That’s short for ‘You better get a lawyer and shut up.” “That would make him the third member of this investigation to be gone...
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Records For 198 Million Voters Exposed Online

19/06/2017

Voting records for 198 million Americans were left exposed on an unsecured server owned by a Republican data analytics firm. The data from Deep Root Analytics includes information on possibly every registered U.S. voter for more than a decade, including profiling data suggesting the political leanings of each person. The server has since been...
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Atty: Trump ‘Not Under Investigation’ Despite Tweet

19/06/2017

President Donald Trump attorney Jay Sekulow claimed on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a “witch hunt.” “Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and...
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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

19/06/2017

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one...
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Jared Kushner Traveling To The Middle East To Talk Peace

19/06/2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the Middle East this week, where he will attempt to secure a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday. He will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations....
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Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

16/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the...
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Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

16/06/2017

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader...
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Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Business Dealings

16/06/2017

Jared Kushner’s business dealings are part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Washington Post reports. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has come under increased scrutiny for his alleged ties with Russia after it was reported that Kushner had attempted to establish a...
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Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Spreading Russia Probe

16/06/2017

Vice Presidenr Mike Pence hired a private attorney to deal with the ongoing Russia investigations. The vice president’s office confirmed Thursday that Pence has hired outside legal counsel to handle the recently opened investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing congressional inquiries into Russian election meddling and any possible collusion by...
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Trump: Russia Probe The Single Greatest WITCH HUNT In American Political History

15/06/2017

President Trump greeted the world Thursday morning with his customary tweet, this time about the Russia probe. He wrote, “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” On Wednesday evening, The Washington Post reported that Special...
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Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

14/06/2017

While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and...
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Aides Reportedly Warned Trump Against Having Robert Mueller Fired

14/06/2017

President Trump received pushback from several White House staffers after they learned he wanted Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired, several people with knowledge of the discussions told The New York Times. Mueller is heading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Trump was told he would make a bad...
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AG Jeff Sessions to Testify Before Congress Tuesday [LIVE]

13/06/2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday WATCH HERE LIVE STREAM Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement. This will be the first time Sessions has testified in Congress since he recused himself from the Justice...
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Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

13/06/2017

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before—and during—President Trump’s election was much more widespread than was publicly reported, Bloomberg News reports. Russian hackers hit systems in at least 39 states, with incursions into software systems and voter databases in nearly twice as many states as had been previously reported. In Illinois, for example,...
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Trump’s Personal Lawyer ‘Boasted That He Got Bharara Fired’

13/06/2017

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, reportedly boasted to friends and colleagues that he was instrumental in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Kasowitz allegedly warned Trump: “This guy is going to get you.” Kasowitz is advising Trump on the Russia probe and became...
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Report: Trump Discussed Firing Mueller

13/06/2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In a Monday appearance on PBS NewsHour, Trump’s friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said Trump was considering firing Mueller. “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Ruddy said. “I...
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Trump Is ‘100 Percent’ Willing To Testify Under Oath To Contradict Comey

10/06/2017

President Trump said Friday he would be “100 percent” willing to testify under oath to contradict portions of former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony. Trump insisted that he did not push Comey to “let go” of the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, nor did he ask for a pledge of...
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Trump Claims ‘Vindication’ After ‘Leaker’ Comey’s Testimony

09/06/2017

President Trump on Friday finally tweeted a response to former FBI Director James Comey’s hours-long testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, claiming “total and complete vindication.” Trump was silent on Twitter during Comey’s bombshell hearing, in which the former top cop alleged that the president fired him over the Russia investigation and...
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Comey: Trump ‘Defamed’ Me and FBI With ‘Lies, Plain and Simple’

08/06/2017

Former FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that “the administration then chose to defame me… lies, plain and simple.” Comey was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee; he disputed President Trump’s account that he had lost the confidence of the FBI or that the bureau was in disarray or being led poorly....
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Comey Implies Trump Dossier Contained ‘Credible Allegations’

08/06/2017

Former FBI Director James Comey implied on Thursday that the now-infamous 36-page dossier contained “credible allegations.” Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) asked, during Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “So if you got a 36-page document of specific claims that are out there, the FBI would have to for counterintelligence reasons try to verify...
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Clapper: Watergate ‘Pales’ In Comparison To Russia Scandal

07/06/2017

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, said the 1970s Watergate scandal “pales” in comparison to the current investigations looking into President Trump’s possible collusion with Russia. Clapper made the remarks during a speech to Australia’s National Press Club on Wednesday. “I think you compare the two, that Watergate pales, really, in my view,...
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Colbert: Trump Is Literally ‘At War With Reality’ [VIDEO]

07/06/2017

NSA employee Reality Winner was arrested for leaking classified information regarding a 2016 Russian cyberattack. On Tuesday night Colbert expressed that since Reality Winner leaked docs showing that Russia attempted to hack voting systems and software, perhaps this meant that we could have a do-over of the 2016 election. “Who really knows who won...
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Trump Asked Intel Chief Coats To Intervene With Comey/Russia Probe

07/06/2017

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats reportedly told his associates that President Donald Trump asked him to convince former FBI Director James Comey to back off on the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Coats, according to The Washington Post, decided against it. Trump reportedly asked Coats and CIA Director Mike...
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