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Posts Tagged ‘ Russia ’

Trump to Sessions: ‘Stop the Rigged Witch Hunt’ as Manafort Trial Starts

August 1st 2018

Trump, on Twitter of course, called on AG Sessions to end the special counsel investigation despite the fact that this is exactly why Sessions recused himself from the investigation. Trump’s blunt direction to Mr. Sessions came on the second day of the trial of Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, accused of bank...
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Trump Rolled by Putin

July 16th 2018

Following a day of discussions between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump left Monday’s summit neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election — saving most of his criticism for America itself.  “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United...
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Trump Calls Allies “Foes” on Way to Meeting with BFF Putin [Transcript]

July 16th 2018

President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union when asked to identify his “biggest foe globally right now.” In the CBS News interview,...
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Trump Isolated, Wants Russia Back in G-7 – UPDATE [VIDEO]

June 9th 2018

UPDATE June 9: Trump JUST repeated the call to allow Russia back into the economic world power group called the G-7. Trump called on the world’s leading economies on Friday to reinstate Russia to the Group of 7 nations four years after it was cast out for annexing Crimea.  The president made the suggestion...
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Guiliani Confirms Trump Lied About Jr’s Statement, Everyone Shrugs [VIDEO]

June 5th 2018

Monday night, on CNN, Rudy “Motormouth” Giuliani confirms what everyone already knew… Trump dictated the statement about Jr’s meeting with Russians in Trump Tower. Rudy called it a ‘mistake’ that at least 4 White House advisors and staff called it a mistake repeated. In a confidential letter to special counsel Robert Mueller in January,...
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Manafort’s Son-in-Law Has Cut a Plea Deal, Ruh-Roh!

May 17th 2018

Jeffrey Yohai, the former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes.  The former son-in-law is a former business partner of Manafort.  The case against  Yohai involves real estate and bank dealings in...
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Michael Avenatti: Cohen Selling Access to Trump

May 11th 2018

 Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelations in a document he published to the web about money paid to Michael Cohen, arguing that the most charitable explanation of what that money was for was selling access to the president. Read the Avenatti’s Executive Summary here
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Michael Cohen’s Hush-Money Shell Company Received Up To $4.4M

May 9th 2018

What Might Stormy Daniels, AT&T, Novartis and a Russian Oligarch Have in Common? Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Bank Account. Michael Cohen’s Hush-Money Shell Company Received Up To $4.4M in a report released by Stormy Daniels attorney. See below. Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, released the report Tuesday, detailing $4.43 million in transactions paid to Cohen,...
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Texas Governor Trolled by Russians Practicing for 2016 Election

May 4th 2018

It seems the complete freak out in Texas about Operation Jade Helm 15, a completely legitimate U.S. military training exercise, was fueled by Russians trying to dominate ‘information space’ and stoke fear in U.S. citizens – much like they seem to have done in the 2016 elections.  The tactic worked so well that Pander...
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Report: Mueller Team Probing GOP Convention-Related Issues

March 30th 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly been asking witnesses about events surrounding the 2016 Republican convention. According to Reuters, investigators are zeroing in on a possible discussion between then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and then-Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, in addition to a change in the official Republican party platform that softened language relating to Russia....
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Russia Expels 150 Diplomats, Including Dozens Of Americans

March 29th 2018

Russia announced Thursday that it will expel 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, and close the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg. The move comes after Western nations banded together in solidarity with the U.K. over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in southern England earlier this month. The 60...
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Report: Trump Didn’t Want To Anger Putin After Ukraine Weapons Sale

March 29th 2018

President Donald Trump reportedly told his top national security aides to not publicly tout a new U.S. lethal defensive weapons sale to Ukraine, for fear of angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to NBC News, it took “months” for those aides to convince the president to sign off on the sale to Ukraine’s military,...
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Trump Forced to Order Expulsion Of 60 Russians Over Poison Attack In Britain

March 26th 2018

President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, including 12 people identified as Russian intelligence officers who have been stationed at the United Nations in New York, in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The expulsion order, announced by administration officials, also...
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John Dowd, Trump’s Personal Attorney In Russia Probe, Resigns

March 22nd 2018

John Dowd, President Trump’s personal attorney in the Russia investigation, resigned Thursday, The New York Times reported. The news comes just days after Dowd called for the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and whether the Trump campaign was involved. Dowd reportedly decided to resign after concluding that Trump...
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Andrew McCabe Has Memos Detailing Interactions With Trump

March 18th 2018

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe has followed in the footsteps of Trump foe James Comey—he reportedly kept personal memos on his dealings with the president. McCabe, fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday less than two days before his retirement, took notes on his interactions with the president in the same manner...
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Russia Set to Retaliate Against U.S., U.K. Over Sanctions

March 16th 2018

The U.K. on Friday said it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning of an ex-spy, upping the ante against Russia as Moscow warned it was prepared to escalate a standoff with the West. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s comments mark the first time that the U.K. has specifically linked the...
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Britain To Expel 23 Russian Diplomats In Wake Of Spy Poisoning

March 14th 2018

Twenty-three Russian diplomats will be expelled from the U.K. after Russia failed to meet a midnight deadline to disclose details of the nerve agent that is suspected to have been used to poison a former spy on British soil. Speaking in the British Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia offered “complete...
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Trump: It ‘Sounds Like’ Russia Poisoned Former Spy

March 13th 2018

Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the attempted murder of a Russian former spy on British soil, saying it “sounds to me” like Russia carried out the attack against Sergei Skripal. Trump has been silent on the attempted murder using a deadly nerve agent in England last week, but speaking shortly after...
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Report: Mueller Has Proof Trump Team Tried To Set Up Kremlin Back channel

March 8th 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that a Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin was likely an early attempt to establish a secret line of communication between the U.S. and Russian governments, The Washington Post reports. Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy...
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Trump Reportedly Asked Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

March 8th 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been notified that in recent months, President Trump asked two witnesses about their discussions with investigators, three people familiar with the conversations told The New York Times. Trump asked former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in December how his interview went and if the special counsel’s team had been...
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President Vladimir Putin Claims Russia Has Powerful New Nuclear Weapons

March 1st 2018

Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the nation address to boast that Russia has developed “invincible” nuclear weapons that can “reach anywhere in the world.” Speaking in Moscow 17 days before an election that he’s expected to win convincingly, the Russian president on Thursday unveiled a weapon that he said could not be...
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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

February 28th 2018

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, said Wednesday she is resigning, the New York Times reports. Hicks, 29, is a long-time aide to President Donald Trump and was a fixture during the presidential campaign. Hicks said she had been considering leaving for several months, telling “colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt...
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Mueller Drops Charges Against Rick Gates

February 27th 2018

Robert Mueller asked a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday to dismiss a series of criminal charges against Gates, including tax and bank fraud, in exchange for his guilty plea and testimony in the wider probe into the 2016 presidential election. Gates also secured another win on Tuesday when a different judge granted his...
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Hope Hicks To Appear In Front Of House Intelligence Committee Today

February 27th 2018

White House communications director Hope Hicks is expected to testify privately in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several people familiar with the committee’s schedule told ABC News. Hicks has been close to President Trump for years, and...
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Mueller Files 32 New Charges Against Manafort And Gates

February 23rd 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed 32 more charges against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort’s business associate. The indictment, handed down Thursday by a federal grand jury, charges the men with financial crimes including tax and bank fraud. In October, Manafort and...
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Rick Gates Agrees to Testify Against Paul Manafort

February 19th 2018

Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide indicted on money-laundering charges in October, has agreed to testify against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,” a source was quoted as saying by the Times, adding that the revised plea will be...
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Trump: ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle In The Election’

February 19th 2018

“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” President Trump tweeted early Sunday. “I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,'” he continued. “The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign...
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Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference

February 16th 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated...
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Report: Bannon Interviewed By Mueller For Multiple Days

February 15th 2018

Steve Bannon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. The former chief strategist to President Trump sat down with Mueller for a total of roughly 20 hours as part of the special counsel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This...
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Trump’s Attorneys Want Him To Refuse An Interview With Mueller

February 6th 2018

Attorneys for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, four people briefed on the matter told The New York Times. Trump has publicly declared that he is open to speaking with Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump...
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