Tag Archives: Russia

REPORT: Sean Spicer Pressured Top Officials To Discredit New York Times Story On Russia And Trump

Axios reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer personally picked up the phone and connected outside officials with reporters to try to discredit a New York Times article about Trump campaign aides’ contact with Russia, then remained on the line for the brief conversations, Axios has learned. Ten key points: Why it matters: The new details show how determined the ...

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Your Daily “Fake News” Meltdown From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday claimed that reports about Russia are “fake news” pushed by the Democrats and the media. “Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” the president tweeted. The New York Times reported earlier this ...

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Tom Cotton On Calls For Special Prosecutor: There’s No Allegations Of Trump Committing Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: As the Senate Intelligence Committee probes Russia’s attempts to influence the last U.S. election, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” on Sunday that he felt they would be getting “way, way getting ahead of ourselves” to say a special prosecutor was necessary. “There’s no allegations of any crime occurring,” said Cotton, a ...

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House Intelligence Committee Chair Rejects Special Prosecutor Calls: It’s Like McCarthyism Revisited

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, rejected calls from his fellow Republican for a special prosecutor to investigate purported ties between Russia and members of President Trump’s administration and campaign. Earlier Saturday, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), the former House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair, ...

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GOP Rep. Darryl Issa Calls For Special Prosecutor To Investigate Russia/Trump Election Hacking [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A senior Republican lawmaker on Friday agreed that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) became one of the few Republican representatives to publicly state the need for an independent investigation into Russia’s reported election meddling. This comes as Democrats have increasingly pushed for an investigation ...

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CPAC Confiscates Russian Flags While Trump Speaks

Raw Story reports: Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” written on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday. The trouble began when some attendees took out pro-Trump flags to wave during the president’s speech that also happened to have the same white-blue-and-red striped pattern as ...

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Hacked Text Messages Reveal Plot To Blackmail Paul Manafort On Trump’s Russia/Ukraine Connection

Whoa. Via Politico: A purported cyber hack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman last summer. The undated communications, which are allegedly from the iPhone of Manafort’s daughter, include a text that appears to come from a Ukrainian parliamentarian ...

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House GOP To Quash Trump/Russia Investigation

Politico reports: House Republicans next week plan to derail a Democratic resolution that would have forced disclosure of President Donald Trump’s potential ties with Russia and any possible business conflicts of interest, according to multiple House sources. Seeking to avoid a full House vote on the so-called “resolution of inquiry” — a roll call that would be particularly embarrassing and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Russian Ambassador To United Nations Dies Unexpectedly After Collapsing At Embassy

Reuters reports: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. More from the New York Post: ...

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Pence: I Was “Disappointed” By Flynn’s Lies [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday he was “disappointed” the former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled him on his contacts with Russia, and supported the decision by President Donald Trump to dismiss him. “I was disappointed to learn that the facts that have been conveyed to me by General Flynn were inaccurate,” ...

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FBI: No Charges Likely For Michael Flynn

CNN reports: The FBI is not expected to pursue any charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn regarding a phone call with Russia’s ambassador, barring new information that changes what they know, law enforcement officials told CNN Thursday. Flynn was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this week after it was revealed that he withheld information from Vice President ...

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NOM Exploits Florist Ruling With Money Beg To Pressure Trump On Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: In an expected but nonetheless exceedingly disappointing decision, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled today that the state may punish a Christian florist, Barronelle Stutzman, for declining to violate her religious beliefs and be forced into participating in a gay ‘marriage’ that is against her religion. This outrageous ruling confirms what we ...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis Contradicts Trump: There Will Be No Military Collaboration With Russia

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more closely with Moscow in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. His blunt rejection came after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for increased intelligence cooperation with ...

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House Republicans File Demand For Investigation Into Michael Flynn Leaks, But Not Flynn’s Ties To Russia

ABC News reports: The top Republicans on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have asked the Department of Justice inspector general to investigate potential leaks involving classified information at the department following the resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In a Wednesday letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, ...

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Kremlin Spox For Putin Denounces Latest Reports Of Trump’s Ties To Russia As “Laughable Fake News”

The Guardian reports: The Kremlin has rejected as “fake news” reports that Donald Trump’s campaign team spoke frequently with high-ranking Russian intelligence agents over the course of last year. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said a New York Times report quoting former and current US officials contained only “anonymous information” and that it was “very ...

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Today’s Trump Twitter Meltdown: Everything Is Fake News Except Fox And Don’t Forget That Hillary Lost

The Hill reports: President Trump early Wednesday blasted the “fake news media” and leaks from the intelligence community after reports emerged that senior aides with his presidential campaign were in contact with Russian officials. Trump in his first tweet of the morning said the “fake news media” is “going crazy with conspiracy theories and blind hatred.” Tump slammed MSNBC and ...

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Aides Had Multiple Contacts With Russian Spies Over The Year Before Election

The New York Times reports: Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 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 communications around the same time they ...

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Dan Rather: #Flynnghazi Might Even Be Worse Than Watergate, Hollywood Would Reject It As Far-Fetched

Dan Rather has gone viral with another Facebook rant. He writes: Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently ...

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DUCK AND COVER: Russia Secretly Deploys New Cruise Missile In Violation Of 1987 Arms Control Treaty

The New York Times reports: Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from American officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say. The move presents a major challenge for President Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Well, THIS should be fun. UPI reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will likely face questions about the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Trump administration’s involvement with Russia during the daily press briefing Tuesday. Reporters have largely been unable to directly question Spicer since news first broke last week that Flynn spoke to a ...

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