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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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Trump: ‘I Want To Thank Putin’ For Expelling U.S. Diplomats

11/08/2017

President Trump on Thursday said he’s thankful to Russian President Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats because now the U.S. government can save money on that payroll. “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of...
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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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FBI Agents Kick In Door & Raid Paul Manafort’s Home

09/08/2017

The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, executing a search warrant to seize documents. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26. “The search warrant was wide-ranging, and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various...
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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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Morning Joe: WH’s Version Of Events ‘A Steaming Pile Of Poo’ [VIDEO]

02/08/2017

On Wednesday Joe Scarborough called out the Trump administration’s “lies,” at one point going so far as to characterize the White House’s denial of colluding with Fox News on the Seth Rich story as “a steaming pile of poo.” Mika began the conversation by bringing up a report that President Trump dictated Donald Trump...
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KO:Why Is Trump Reminding Us Of The Pee Pee Tape? [VIDEO]

02/08/2017

Why is Trump Reminding Us of the Pee Pee Tape? Just when the Steele dossier had faded from view, Trump brings it up on Twitter
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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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Trump Told Fox News To Frame Dems For Seth Rich Murder, Lawsuit Claims

01/08/2017

Rod Wheeler, the private investigator cited by Fox News for its retracted report claiming former DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered for leaking emails to WikiLeaks, has now sued the network, claiming they: 1) Fabricated quotes from him to make the false connection; 2) Sent an article draft to the White House for review;...
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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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Trump Blasts Sessions For Not Firing Acting FBI Director

26/07/2017

President Trump on Wednesday continued to publicly bash Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this time questioning why acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe hasn’t been fired for his ties to Hillary Clinton. “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars...
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Trump Takes Aim At Jeff Sessions For Being ‘Weak’ On Hillary Clinton

25/07/2017

President Trump has been publicly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter, calling him “beleaguered” on Monday and accusing him early Tuesday of having “taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.” Privately, Trump has been talking with advisers about possibly replacing Sessions, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post. They...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoena For Paul Manafort

25/07/2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night issued a subpoena to compel Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort’s presence at a public hearing Wednesday. “Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or...
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Jared Kushner Reveals Undisclosed Meeting With Sergei Kislyak

24/07/2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, released new details Monday about his contacts with Russian officials, including a previously undisclosed encounter with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in April 2016. In a statement prepared for his Senate Intel appearance, Kushner said he met Kislyak at a reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. “The...
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Trump Reportedly Considering Rudy Giuliani For Attorney General

24/07/2017

President Donald Trump is considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former campaign adviser Rudy Giuliani, according to a new report from Mike Allen at Axios. The president has publicly voiced his displeasure with Sessions, and Axios described Trump’s “fury” directed at the attorney general after he recused himself from the Russia investigation. Trump...
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Trump Blasts ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions for Not Looking Into Hillary Emails

24/07/2017

President Trump kicked off his week by tweeting about Russia. On Monday morning, Trump took a quote from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticizing Hillary Clinton for blaming her loss on outside factors as a suggestion that it’s time to move on from the Russia investigation since “after one year of investigation” there’s...
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Jared Kushner Denies Collusion In Letter To Congress

24/07/2017

Early Monday, Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, released an 11-page statement to the House and Senate intelligence committees detailing what he described as “perhaps four contacts with Russian representatives out of thousands during the campaign and transition,” insisting that he “did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign...
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Mueller Asks W.H. To Save Don Jr. Meeting Docs

21/07/2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked White House staff to preserve all documents relating to the meeting Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others last year, CNN reported Friday. The notice reportedly requests the broad preservation of “any subjects discussed in the course of the June...
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Sergei Lavrov: Trump, Putin May Have Met More Times [VIDEO]

21/07/2017

President Trump may have met with Russian President Vladimir Putin more times than was previously reported at the G-20 summit in Germany earlier this month, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Trump and Putin shook hands and then had a scheduled bilateral meeting, both of which were shared with the press at the...
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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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Trump Reportedly Building Case Against Mueller

21/07/2017

President Trump and some of his lawyers are actively looking at ways to undermine, discredit, or fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, including compiling a list of potential conflicts of interest that might be used to force out Mueller, The...
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Colbert Rips 2nd Undisclosed Trump-Putin Meeting [VIDEO]

20/07/2017

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for having an undisclosed second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit earlier this month. “Really?” Colbert asked. “How stupid can you be? You’re in the middle of what could be the worst scandal in U.S. history. People think you colluded with the president of a...
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Jeff Sessions Vows To Stay On As Attorney General After Trump Criticism

20/07/2017

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump said that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions had told him he would recuse himself from leading the investigation into Russian election meddling, Trump never would have appointed him. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I...
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Mueller Expands Probe To Trump Business Transactions

20/07/2017

The U.S. special counsel investigation into possible ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign has expanded its probe to examine transactions involving Trump’s businesses, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The investigation is reportedly looking into several business deals, including Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, the president’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development...
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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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Trump Stops Covert CIA Program To Arm Syrian Rebels

20/07/2017

President Trump decided within the last month to end a covert CIA program that armed and trained anti-government rebels in Syria, a move long sought by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Russia, U.S. officials told The Washington Post. The program began in 2013 as a way to put pressure on Assad to resign, and...
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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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