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Posts Tagged ‘ Vladimir Putin ’

Trump Reverses On NATO: “No Longer Obsolete”

13/04/2017

On Wednesday, President Trump publicly contradicted several long-stated policy views, bringing his stances more in line with Washington orthodoxy. Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump said of the military alliance: “I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.” A week after calling China the “world champion” of currency manipulation, a common...
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Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Payout Money Laundering

12/04/2017

New financial records reportedly show that at least $1.2 million in payments listed on a handwritten ledger in Ukraine were received by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s consulting firm in the U.S., the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Investigators in Ukraine have called the “Black Ledger,” and the listed payments from 2007 and...
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Trump Fox Interview: Assad Is An Animal [VIDEO]

12/04/2017

Just a few weeks after sending 500 troops into Syria Trump claimed in his latest interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo that he would not send ground troops into Syria. “We’re not going into Syria, but when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons which they agreed not to use under the Obama...
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Eric Trump: Nepotism Is ‘A Beautiful Thing’

11/04/2017

President Trump’s son Eric doubled down on recent comments, indicating he believes nepotism is a “beautiful thing” days after saying it was “kind of a factor of life.” Eric Trump, who took the reigns of the family business along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., said it made sense to trust family members to...
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Eric Trump: “I’m Sure” Ivanka Influenced Daddy To Launch Syria Strikes

11/04/2017

Donald Trump’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president’s sons told a British newspaper. The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged was involved in a chemical weapons attack that...
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Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.

11/04/2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia must soon choose between its relationship with the U.S. or its relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, speaking at the Group of 7 conference, said it still is not clear if Russia failed to take its obligations to Syria seriously or just did a...
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Trump Officials Tell Russia To Stop Supporting Assad

10/04/2017

Trump Cabinet members are cautioning Russia to reconsider its relationship with President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of Syrian chemical attacks that killed more than 80 people last week, most of them civilians. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday on Fox News: “I think what we should do is ask Russia: How could...
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Air Base Hit By Trump Reopens Less Than 24 Hrs Later

08/04/2017

New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said. It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib...
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Kremlin: U.S. It’s ‘One Step From War’; Trump Warns He Will Hit Syria AGAIN

08/04/2017

The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war’ over Syria – but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again. In the first direct American raid on Bashar al Assad’s forces, President Trump authorised the firing of 59 cruise missiles at a...
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Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

07/04/2017

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted...
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U.S. Told Russia About Syria Strikes in Advance

07/04/2017

Russia confirmed Friday that it received advanced warning from the U.S. about its strike on Syria, in which the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first American assault on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Moscow condemned the strike and gave notice that Russia is pulling out of all agreements to minimize risk...
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Rex Tillerson Asks Russia To Rethink Alliance With Bashar Al-Assad

06/04/2017

Speaking to reporters a week before his scheduled trip to Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday there is “no doubt in our mind” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians on Tuesday, and “it’s time that the Russians really need to think carefully...
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Susan Rice Denies ‘Unmasking’ Trump Officials

04/04/2017

Former national security adviser Susan Rice denied on Tuesday that she was responsible for “unmasking” the names of top Trump officials, as was claimed in reports on Monday. “I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have and never would,” Rice said on MSNBC. Rice denied that she or any Obama administration official “used intelligence...
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Blackwater Founder Met With Putin Pal On Trump’s Behalf [VIDEO]

04/04/2017

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi helped arrange a clandestine meeting in the Seychelles islands between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin nine days before President Trump’s inauguration, several U.S., European, and Arab officials told The Washington Post, in an apparent attempt to establish a backchannel between Putin...
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10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

03/04/2017

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that...
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Report: Diplomats Told to ‘Avoid Eye Contact’ With Tillerson

31/03/2017

President Trump’s secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has been so cut off from his own diplomats during his tenure that employees have been told not to speak directly to him or even make eye contact, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The former ExxonMobil chief executive reportedly takes a private elevator...
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Michael Flynn Offers Testimony For Immunity

30/03/2017

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser for President Donald Trump, has informed the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Flynn was privvy to information about foreign policy deliberations and...
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Manafort’s Cyprus Linked Accounts Raised Red Flags

29/03/2017

Financial accounts in Cyprus linked to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were probed for possible money-laundering, NBC News reported. The Mediterranean island nation has been a well-known hub for transferring money in and out of Russia. Manafort’s past is under intense scrutiny, in part, over his ties to a Russian oligarch who...
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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Gets 15 Days In Jail

27/03/2017

A defiant Alexei Navalny was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail for resisting arrest and fined 20,000 rubles (about $350) for organizing Russia’s nationwide anti-government protests over the weekend. With a selfie posted to Twitter from a Moscow court, the Russian opposition leader sent a tweet reading, “The time will come when we...
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Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

24/03/2017

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed...
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Russian Whistleblower Denis Voronenkov Shot Dead

23/03/2017

Russian whistleblower and former MP Denis Voronenkov, who fled to Ukraine with his wife, Maria Maksakova, in October 2016, was shot dead Thursday in the heart of Kiev. Voronenkov, 45, gave an exclusive interview to The Daily Beast last month, describing the inner workings of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. He renounced his Russian...
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Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

22/03/2017

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In...
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Report: FBI Probes Trump Organization, Russian Bank Ties

10/03/2017

The FBI’s counterintelligence team is still looking into the potential ties between a Russian bank and the Trump Organization—despite a wide public dismissal of the possible connection several months ago, CNN reports. The same team that is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election is conducting the inquiry on the Trump company and...
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Russian Editor: Trump Is Kremlin’s Puppet

23/02/2017

A large number of Russians believe that President Donald Trump is a “puppet” in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hands and is being used to fulfill his agenda of discrediting democracies across the world, the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, a prominent Russian newspaper critical of Putin’s politics, said Wednesday. Mikhail Fishman said popular opinion...
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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 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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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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