Tag Archives: Russia

Dem Senator Blasts Jared Kushner: I Don’t Trust Him Just Based On His History Of Lying About His Finances

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants Jared Kushner to testify openly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and said Congress shouldn’t assume he has told all of the truth about his meetings with Russian officials in his early morning statement Monday. “It is imperative that the public hear Jared Kushner testify in an open session […], under oath, ...

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Jared Kushner Speaks: I Did Not Collude With Russia, Nor Do I Know Of Anyone Else Who Did So [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Senior White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, standing before cameras at the White House called his service there the “honor and privilege of a lifetime” and said he comes to work every day with “enthusiasm” for what can be. He reiterated part of a statement released earlier Monday, telling reporters that he “did not collude ...

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Trump Bashes Jeff Sessions And “Sleazy” Adam Schiff

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump kicked off Monday morning with a tweet that seemed to reflect his open hostility towards Jeff Sessions, his own appointee as attorney general. “So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” the president wrote, describing his long-time supporter Sessions as troubled. ...

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Jason Chaffetz: When Dems Bring Up Trump Junior, Republicans Should Bring Up Chelsea Clinton [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: “Republicans need to get a backbone,” Chaffetz started, defiantly. “Every time the Democrats say they need to call up Jared Kushner or Don Jr. — call up Chelsea Clinton, call up the Clintons.” “There we have an inspector general who issues a report stating an actual crime. You have Bill Clinton, the former president, taking millions and millions ...

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Trump Rants About “Sewer” Of Fake News

Talking Points Memo reports: The President began the week claiming that Washington, D.C. is “much worse than anyone ever thought,” taking to Twitter to make yet another jab at the news media. Using one of his campaign tag-lines “Drain the Swamp,” President Donald Trump said the phrase should be changed to “Drain the Sewer” instead, saying it “begins with the ...

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Kushner Issues Statement Ahead Of Senate Testimony

The Washington Post reports: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, plans to detail four meetings he had with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and transition period — including one set up by Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer — but will deny any improper contacts or collusion in testimony to a congressional panel on Monday. Kushner ...

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Trump Wails: Even Republicans Hate Me

CBS News reports: President Trump tweeted Sunday a complaint that Republicans aren’t doing enough to protect him. “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” he tweeted. It’s not clear what he’s referring to, although a tweet just before decried the “phony Russian Witch Hunt.” ...

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Scaramucci Denies Russian Hacking, Says Trump Won’t Have To Pardon Anyone, It’s “Nonsensical” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday said that President Trump does not have to pardon anyone in connection with the Russia investigation. During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scaramucci was asked about Trump’s tweet in which he said: “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why ...

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Russian Ambassador To US “Concludes Assignment”

The Associated Press reports: The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia’s possible involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington. The Russian Embassy in Washington announced on Twitter that Kislyak’s tenure ended on Saturday. Kislyak’s successor has not been announced, although it is widely expected ...

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REPORT: Senators Are “Negotiating” With Junior And Manafort Over Testifying, No Subpoenas Likely

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman won’t testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said. The committee initially called for Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to appear publicly Wednesday. But the top Republican and ...

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US Spies Intercepted Russian Ambassador Telling Moscow He Discussed Trump’s Campaign With Sessions

The Washington Post reports: Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a ...

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Michael Flynn Launches New Consulting Firm Called “Resilient Patriot” As Siblings Plan Legal Defense Fund

The Associated Press reports: Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who says Flynn is “moving on with his life.” Joe Flynn said his family also is in the early stages of starting a fund to pay for ...

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ExxonMobil Sues Feds Over $2M Fine Levied For Violating Russian Sanctions When Tillerson Was CEO

Reuters reports: Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as “unlawful” and “capricious” a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia’s Rosneft. The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday morning slapped the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer with the fine for “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions in dealings with Russia ...

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MOSCOW: Colbert Searches For The “Pee Pee Tape”

Newsweek reports: Stephen Colbert is on a one-man mission to find a recording that allegedly shows President Donald Trump watching two prostitutes urinate on a bed in a Moscow hotel presidential suite. Or, as Colbert dubbed the fabled video, “the pee pee tape.” On Thursday’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert continued his Russia Week string of episodes, showing highlights ...

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Trump Lawyer Denies They’re Discussing Pardons

CBS News reports: One of President Trump’s attorneys is denying a Washington Post report that Mr. Trump’s legal team has been “discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons” with respect to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Jay Sekulow tells CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, “Pardons are not being ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Team Is Discussing Pardon Powers

Hoo boy. The Washington Post reports: Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort. Trump has asked his advisers about his ...

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Deutsche Bank To Hand Over Its Records On Trump

Raw Story reports: Deutsche Bank has agreed to hand over records of its financial dealings with President Donald Trump after months of stalling and insistence that the records are confidential and privileged information. Vanity Fair‘s Bess Levin wrote on Thursday that the German company was one of the last banks on Wall Street willing to do business with Trump after ...

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Treasury Department Fines ExxonMobil $2 Million For Violating Sanctions On Russia When Tillerson Was CEO

Reuters reports: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company ExxonMobil Corp $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014. The heads of the company’s U.S. subsidiaries signed eight documents between May 14 and May 23, 2014 with Igor Sechin, the head of Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets ...

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Mueller Expands Russia Probe To Trump’s Businesses

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond ...

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Will Jeff Sessions Resign After Trump’s Diss?

AL.com reports: The future of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in doubt in the wake of a bombshell interview in which President Donald Trump said he would not have nominated the former Alabama Senator if he’d know he would recuse himself from the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told the New York Times that Sessions’ ...

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