Tag Archives: Russia

LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Trumpcare! Gorsuch! Russia! Starting right now: The briefing comes as President Donald Trump has a full day of meetings and the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a Republican-led healthcare bill. Ahead of the vote, Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the House Freedom Caucus, a staunchly conservative group that has resisted the president’s efforts to promote ...

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Trump Explodes At “Totally Biased And Fake News” Reports On Russian Collusion: “Such Dishonesty!”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump labeled reports from two major networks on alleged ties between individuals linked to his campaign and the Russian government as “totally biased and fake news” Thursday morning, continuing his tirade against allegations that his election team colluded with the Kremlin. “Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on ...

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CNN Report: FBI Has Intel Showing That Trump Team Worked With Russia To Damage Hillary [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Evidence Of Trump’s Collusion With Russia Is Now “More Than Circumstantial” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that there is “more than circumstantial” evidence pointing to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In an interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said evidence suggesting that members of President Trump’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin to influence the presidential ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Trump Transition Team Members Were Listened To During Surveillance Of Foreign Targets

Politico reports: Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the surveillance appeared to be legal but that he was concerned because it was not related to the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and ...

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REPORT: Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Worked To “Greatly Benefit” The Putin Regime

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and ...

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REPORT: Russian Mafia Kingpin Still At Large After FBI Wiretapping Of His Trump Tower Headquarters

ABC News reports: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated ...

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Feds Investigate Whether Far-Right Sites Helped Russian Bots Blitz Social Media With Pro-Trump Stories

McClatchy reports: Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to ...

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Wolf Blizter On Today’s Implosion Of Trump’s Lies: What An Embarrassment For His Administration [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said that Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was a disaster for Trump, whom he said now faces a major problem with credibility. “This is another embarrassment right now to the president,” Blitzer said. “What he alleged 16 days ago, the FBI and the Justice Department say they have no evidence to back ...

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Spicer Claims Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Only Played “Very Limited Role” In Campaign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if President Donald Trump stands by his ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Considering what’s happened to so far today, THIS should be entertaining. The Associated Press reports: Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred ...

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FBI Director James Comey Confirms Investigation Into Links Between Russia And Trump Campaign [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government — and whether there was any coordination, Mr. Comey said. Mr. Comey said that it was unusual for the F.B.I. to confirm or deny the existence of any investigations, but that in unusual circumstances ...

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Director James Comey Reports On Wiretapping And Russia To House Intel Committee

UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top as things begin. The hearing starts at 10AM but I’m posting the live-stream early as a heads-up. The Associated Press reports: A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have ...

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Today’s “Fake News” Rant From Hair Furor

Politico reports: Hours before FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before Congress on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential elections, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks against those who have accused him of having ties to the Russian government. Committees in both houses of Congress are currently investigating reported ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump/Russia Collusion During Election: There Is Direct Evidence Of Deception [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Despite denials from some top intelligence officials that there was any evidence of collusion between associates of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian operatives while Moscow tried to interfere with the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday defended the House Intelligence Committee continuing to look into the matter. Two weeks ago on “Meet The Press,” James ...

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Russia Orders Probe Into US Media In Moscow In Retaliation To Senate Investigation Of Russian Media

USA Today reports: Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, called on its committee on information policy, information technology and communications to conduct an “audit” of ...

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REPORT: Russians Own $100M In Trump Properties

Reuters reports: During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals ...

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Hillary Trolls Trump On Russia And Health Care

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton posted a jab at President Trump on Twitter Friday. Philippe Reines, a Democratic political consultant who worked for Clinton tweeted, “Russians spy. Health Care is complicated. Diplomacy is exhausting. Who knew?” Clinton retweeted him, “Things I learned today.” A thread of Clinton supporters quickly replied to Reines, “she did.” Russian hacking, revamping healthcare and traditional ...

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REVEALED: Deposed Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Was Also Paid By Kremlin TV Network

CNN reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia’s state-run broadcaster RT TV-Russia for a speech in Moscow in December 2015, a top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee has learned. The US intelligence community has long assessed RT to be a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, writing in ...

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DOJ Indicts Two Russian Spies In Connection With 2014 Hacking Of 500 Million Yahoo User Accounts [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials. The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by ...

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