Tag Archives: Russia

Russia Boots US Nazi Site From Local Web Host

The Moscow Times reports: Russia’s media watchdog on Thursday said it had requested that a Russian internet provider suspend the Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website after it was previously blocked by U.S. tech firms. Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov told the Interfax news agency the watchdog had “asked” the Ru-center, the company that provided the Russian domain, to stop servicing the website. ...

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Trump Campaign Emails Reveal Staffer’s Multiple Attempts To Set Up Meeting With Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post reports: Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: “Meeting with Russian Leadership – Including Putin.” The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up “a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Slams “Over The Top” Rhetoric On North Korea: These Nonstop Threats Worry Us A Lot

Reuters reports: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the risks of a military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program are very high, and Moscow is deeply worried by the mutual threats being traded by Washington and Pyongyang. “Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over the top,” Lavrov said. “We still hope and ...

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Putin Is Blackmailing Trump

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough suggested President Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Russian president Vladimir Putin. “Donald Trump, at some point in his life, has insulted everybody around him in the harshest of terms, including his own children,” Scarborough said. There is only one exception to Trump’s bullying and belligerence, he said. “The only person that I certainly ...

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REPORT: Investigators Learned About Donald Trump Jr’s Meeting With Russian Agents From Paul Manafort

Bloomberg reports: Manafort had alerted authorities to a controversial meeting on June 9, 2016, involving Trump’s son Donald Jr., other campaign representatives and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton, according to people familiar with the matter. The president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were dragged into the matter in July as details repeatedly emerged that contradicted the ...

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Trump Thanks Vladimir Putin For Ejecting American Diplomats: We’ve Been Trying To Cut Down Our Payroll

The Washington Post reports: Addressing for the first time Putin’s decision late last month that the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Russia would have to cut 775 diplomatic and technical staff, Trump told reporters that he sees no reason for them to continue working in Russia. “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and ...

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REPORT: Federal Agents That Raided Paul Manafort’s Home Sought Violations Of Banking Secrecy Act

The New York Times reports: Investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently searched the Northern Virginia home of President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, for tax documents and foreign banking records, a sign that the inquiry into Mr. Manafort has broadened, according to a person briefed on the matter. Until now, it was only known that ...

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REVEALED: Robert Mueller Had FBI Raid Paul Manafort’s Home Last Month In Search For Russia Documents

The Washington Post reports: FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of ...

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Trump Campaign Hands Over Thousands Of Pages Of Documents For Senate Committee’s Russia Probe

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his son Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort have started turning over documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the panel’s expanded investigation of Russian election-meddling. The Trump campaign turned over about 20,000 pages of documents on Aug. 2, committee spokesman George Hartmann said Tuesday. Manafort provided about 400 ...

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Trump Lawyer: Trump Has Sent Private Messages Of Appreciation To Special Counsel Robert Mueller

USA Today reports: President Trump has publicly called the widening federal investigation into Russia’s election meddling a “witch hunt.” But through his lawyer, Trump has sent private messages of “appreciation” to special counsel Robert Mueller. “He appreciates what Bob Mueller is doing,” Trump’s chief counsel John Dowd told USA TODAY in an interview Tuesday. “He asked me to share that ...

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Far-Right Groups Work With Russian Bots In Campaign To Sack “Subversive And Disloyal” H.R. McMaster

For several days far-right sites such as Breitbart, aided by an army of Russian bots on social media, have pressured Trump to fire National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Just in from the extremist Center For Security Policy: The Center for Security Policy last week joined with others  who are alarmed at the disloyal and subversive behavior of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  ...

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EASY ANSWER: Fox News Asks Their Readers If They Would Even Care If Trump Is Proven To Be A “Crook”

Posted last night to Fox News Politics: The stock market is up, unemployment is down and the economy seems to be picking up some steam. The streets are mostly safe, the nation is mostly secure and the world is mostly at peace. So does it matter to you whether or not the president is a crook? The answer for a ...

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YOUR TURN, TRUMP: Russia State Media Promotes Shirtless Manly Man Vladimir Putin On Fishing Trip

The Associated Press reports: President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader. Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod in a mountain lake, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials. It also ...

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FBI Tracked Russian Fake News On Election Day

CNN reports: The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake news,” CNN has learned. In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral “news” stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary ...

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Conway Whines About “Russia, Russia, Russia” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On Thursday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway had a lengthy, heated interview, much of it involving the ongoing Russia investigation. Conway disputed Cuomo’s assurance that his network doesn’t cover things like the most recent improvements in VA reform. Cuomo then challenged Conway on Trump’s assumption that this investigation was a “witch hunt” and that his involvement ...

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Mueller’s Grand Jury Is Already Issuing Subpoenas

Reuters reports: Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, in a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is gathering pace. The sources added that Mueller had convened a grand jury in Washington to help investigate ...

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REPORT: Robert Mueller Is Following The Money

CNN reports: Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian spies have seized on Trump and his associates’ financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward, according to people familiar with the investigation. The web of financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader ...

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Robert Mueller Empanels DC Grand Jury On Russia

Tick tock tick tock: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. That’s a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, the report said. Legal experts quoted by the newspaper say ...

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McCain Hits Back At Trump Over Russian Blame

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday put blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his actions for the U.S.-Russia relationship. His comments come after Trump on Thursday morning put blame on Congress for the current relationship the U.S. has with Russia. Besides imposing new sanctions on Russia in addition to Iran and North Korea, the bill would ...

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Senators Move To Protect Mueller From Trump’s Axe

The Associated Press reports: Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow ...

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