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Posts Tagged ‘ Russia ’

Mueller Issues Subpoena To Deutsche Bank In Russia Probe

07/12/2017

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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Trump Jr. Testifies He Can’t Discuss Conversation He Had With His Father

07/12/2017

Donald Trump Jr. told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday he couldn’t discuss a conversation he had with his father this summer because of attorney-client privilege. Neither Trump is an attorney or the other’s client, but according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Trump Jr. claimed there was a lawyer in the room during their...
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Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians

01/12/2017

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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Trump Requested Top Republicans End Senate Russia Probe

01/12/2017

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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Mueller Reportedly Investigating Michael Flynn Plot To Kidnap Cleric For $15 Million

10/11/2017

In addition to the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly now also probing an alleged plan by White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn to deliver a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports....
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Kremlin: Trump And Putin Set To Meet In Vietnam

09/11/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are currently setting up their next meeting on Friday at an economic summit in Vietnam, according to the Kremlin. “Right now the time of the meeting is being agreed” for their face-to-face on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation leaders’ meeting, presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, told...
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John Oliver: Trump Using ‘Incompetence’ Defense In Russia Probe

06/11/2017

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

06/11/2017

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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Trump: I Don’t Remember Much About Meeting With Papadopoulos

03/11/2017

On his way out the door to head to Hawaii and then China, President Trump said Friday that he does not “remember much” about meeting with former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose guilty plea last month was revealed Monday as part of a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “It was...
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Trump Attacks ‘Low Level’ George Papadopoulos: He Was the Coffee Boy

31/10/2017

The morning after news broke of his secret guilty plea over his contacts with Russian agents, former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulous, of course, came under attack on Twitter from his old boss. “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!”...
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Trump Explodes In Tweets After Manafort Charges: ‘NO COLLUSION!’

30/10/2017

Shortly after it was reported that Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos—all on President Trump’s campaign—were charged by special counselor Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the president himself, predictably, fired off a series of tweets weighing in on the bombshell news. “Sorry, but this is years...
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Trump Ex Foreign Policy Adviser George Papadopoulos Pleads Guilty

30/10/2017

A former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, secretly pleaded guilty as part of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Bloomberg News’ Tom Schoenberg reports. Papadopoulos had suggested that Donald Trump meet with top Russian leaders during the campaign. He pleaded guilty to...
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Fox & Friends Cover Hamburger Emoji As CNN, MSNBC Break Manafort Arrest

30/10/2017

Fox News repeatedly interrupted its coverage of Paul Manafort’s indictment on Monday morning. The news network decided to highlight a number of stories that didn’t revolve around President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief, including a story about a cheeseburger emoji. “I googled it and it showed the cheese should be on top of the...
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John Oliver Really Hopes Jared Kushner Gets Indicted By Robert Mueller

30/10/2017

On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight John Oliver hopes that the first person indicted by Mueller in his Russia probe is none other than Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “I know right now all anyone can think about is the reported indictments coming from Robert Mueller—please let it be Jared, please let it be...
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Robert Mueller Now Investigating Tony Podesta

23/10/2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal probe has now expanded to include Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group, NBC News reported Monday. The special counsel began looking into the Democratic power-player and his lobbying group after probing the finances of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort. “Manafort had organized a public-relations campaign for a nonprofit...
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Jeff Sessions Testifies On Comey, Russia Investigation At Senate Hearing

18/10/2017

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

13/10/2017

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

12/10/2017

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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Report: Manafort Offered Russian Magnate ‘Private Briefings’ On Campaign

21/09/2017

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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Dems To Mueller: Flynn Broke The Law On Security Forms

16/09/2017

Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not disclose a trip he took to arrange a $100 billion Saudi-Russia business deal in his application for security clearance, House Democrats claim in a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller. Further, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and New York Rep. Eliot Engel say responses from...
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Trump Reportedly Called Sessions ‘Idiot’ & Told Him Resign

15/09/2017

After finding out that the deputy attorney general had appointed a special counsel to take over the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Trump went off on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, blaming Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation and demanding his resignation, several current and former administration...
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Trump Jr. To Testify Privately Before Senate Panel About Russia Meeting

07/09/2017

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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Putin: President Trump Is ‘Not My Bride’

05/09/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin still has hope for improving relations with the United States under the leadership of President Trump, he said Tuesday. But Putin took issue with questions from reporters asking whether he was disappointed in the American president, calling it “naive” to ask. “He’s not my bride, and I’m also not his...
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Report: Mueller Teaming Up With IRS Investigators For Trump-Russia Probe

01/09/2017

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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Lobbyist Who Met With Trump Jr. Testified To Mueller Grand Jury

31/08/2017

The Russian lobbyist who attended a meeting with top Trump campaign aides last year has testified to a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, the Financial Times reports. The lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, was part of a meeting that included Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared...
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Mueller Working With NY Attorney General in Manafort Probe

31/08/2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is reportedly working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to look into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s finances. According to Politico, the two sides “have shared evidence and talked frequently in recent weeks about a potential case,” and have allegedly uncovered “evidence on financial crimes, including potential...
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Trump Attorney: We Did Talk Moscow Tower Deal During The Campaign

29/08/2017

President Trump and his attorneys spoke about a possible real-estate deal in Moscow at least three times, said Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Cohen said each of the brief conversations happened during the presidential campaign and that he received Trump’s signature on a letter of intent...
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Trump Planned Trump Tower in Moscow During Presidential Campaign

28/08/2017

The Trump Organization was actively involved in discussions to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow while Donald Trump was running for president, The Washington Post reports. Citing several sources familiar with the matter and records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers, the Post reports the discussions involved Russian-born real-estate developer Felix Sater, who at one...
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Report: Pompeo Has CIA Unit On Edge Over Loyalty to Trump

25/08/2017

Officials in a CIA counterintelligence unit that has played a vital role in the FBI’s Russia probe say they have to “watch” CIA Director Mike Pompeo over fear he might report new information directly to President Trump, The Washington Post reports. Officials at the Counterintelligence Mission Center—which Pompeo has asked to report directly to...
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Report: Trump Aide Sent Email About Putin Meeting Request

24/08/2017

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn sent an email referencing an individual who was trying to arrange a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin last year, CNN reports, citing an email recovered by congressional investigators. In the email, Dearborn, who worked on the campaign, included “information about an...
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