Tag Archives: Russia

REPORT: Trump’s Leaked Intel Came From Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel was the source of the classified intelligence US President Donald trump revealed to Russian officials at a meeting at the White House last week, The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening. According to the Times, “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information” has revealed Israel ...

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NEW POLL: 48% Now Back Impeaching Trump

Public Policy Polling reports: For the first time we find more voters (48%) in support of impeaching Trump than there are (41%) opposed to the idea. Only 43% of voters think Trump is actually going to end up serving his full term as President, while 45% think he won’t, and 12% aren’t sure one way or the other. Voters are ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Shakes Up Press Briefing, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Do Damage Control

An emergency shakeup for today’s schedule: White House officials hastily changed their plans to brief reporters Tuesday amid controversy over reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, opting to have national security adviser H.R. McMaster speak publicly rather than press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Spicer and McMaster were slated to brief reporters together at a televised ...

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CRISIS OF CREDIBILITY: Sen. Chuck Schumer Demands Transcript Of Trump’s “Stunning” Intel Leak To Russians

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration provide a transcript of the president’s conversation with the Russian ambassador in order to determine whether Trump divulged classified information. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration should provide an unedited transcript to the Senate intelligence Committee, a panel that requires security clearances that would ...

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Homocon Matt Drudge Blasts The Washington Post For “Bloodsport” Of Accurately Reporting On Trump

The Hill reports: Matt Drudge took to Twitter Tuesday morning to slam The Washington Post’s newsroom for openly applauding record-breaking traffic numbers for its “hit” report that President Trump revealed sensitive information to top Russian diplomats. The Drudge tweet comes after the Post’s Glenn Kessler tweeted Monday night that applause broke out in the newsroom when internet traffic for the ...

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Mitch McConnell Laments Relentless Trump “Drama”

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Republican says “we can do with a little less drama from the White House” so the GOP can focus on advancing the party’s legislative agenda. Appearing Tuesday morning on Bloomberg Business, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was responding to reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group ...

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Yates: Russia Had “Real Leverage” Over Flynn [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The Russian government had “real leverage” over former national security adviser Michael Flynn when he was fired by President Donald Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in an interview that aired Tuesday morning. Yates informed the White House that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about the nature of conversations he had had ...

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White House Staffers Turned Up TVs To Drown Out Screaming By Trump Insiders After Russia News

Raw Story reports: Reporters at the White House on Monday overheard yelling between White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Communications Director Michale Dubke, prompting staffers to turn up TV’s to drown out the back-and-forth. According to BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo, the officials walked into ...

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Colbert: You’re A Bad President, Please Resign [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The war of words between Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump won’t be ending anytime soon. “I have something to say here. Donald Trump, if you’re watching, first of all: You’re a bad president. Please resign,” said Colbert to heavy applause from the crowd. “Second, please, please, please don’t take Sean Spicer from us! Where am ...

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Russian Spox Appears To Contradict Trump: It’s “Fake News” That He Shared Classified Intelligence With Us

Deutsche Welle reports: On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was acting within the privilege afforded his position when he shared intelligence with Russian officials at the White House last week. Earlier Tuesday, and seemingly contradictory, Russian Foreign Ministry officials had told the Moscow-based Interfax news agency that reports that Trump had revealed highly classified secrets ...

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Trump: I Have The Right To Share Intel With Russia

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared on Twitter early Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share with top Russian officials information about an Islamic State threat during a White House meeting last week. He spoke out after multiple news accounts emerged that he had disclosed classified information to the Russian officials, possibly jeopardizing a relationship with ...

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REPORT: Trump Revealed “Highly Classified” Intelligence To Russian Foreign Minister And Russian Ambassador

The Washington Post reports: President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing ...

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ACLU Files FOIA Demand For Records On Comey’s Firing

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department and FBI asking for all records related to President Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. “White House interference with any FBI investigation is incompatible with democratic safeguards, and that’s especially the case when the investigation involves the president or ...

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Randy Rainbow: The Russian Connection [VIDEO]

Wildly popular YouTube comedian Randy Rainbow usually turns to Broadway classics for his scathingly funny songs, but today he employs Kermit The Frog’s 1979 classic The Rainbow Connection to riff on Trump, Spicer, Tillerson, Sessions, and Conway. I won’t give away the jokes, just watch below.

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New Fears Over North Korea’s Latest Missile, Regime Claims New Rocket Can Carry Large Nuke [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and traveled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan. North Korea said on Monday it was a ...

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White House Responds To Latest North Korean Missile Test: The President Can’t Imagine Russia Is Pleased

Politico reports: The White House on Saturday said President Donald Trump “cannot imagine that Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test. The statement from press secretary Sean Spicer said “the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased.” South Korea and ...

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James Comey Declines To Testify Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: Former FBI Director James Comey will not testify before the Senate intelligence committee next week, according to the panel’s vice chairman, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. “We just heard from the director that he’s not able to make Tuesday,” Warner told CNN’s Manu Raju. “It’s my hope that that we will be able to find a time. ...

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Twitter Explodes With Ridicule After Trump Lawyers Say He Has No Russian Income “With Few Exceptions”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyers say a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect “any income of any type from Russian sources,” with some exceptions. The lawyers did not release copies of Trump’s tax returns so The Associated Press cannot independently verify their conclusions. The letter says there is no equity investment ...

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Trump Claims He Was Going To Fire “Showboat” James Comey Regardless Of Any Recommendations [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News’ Lester Holt, called ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat” and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia. “I actually asked him” if I was under investigation, Trump said, noting that he spoke with Comey once over dinner and ...

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest Five Activists As They Attempt To Deliver Petitions Calling For Action In Chechnya

The BBC reports: Five gay rights activists have been detained in Moscow as they tried to deliver a petition to the office of Russia’s prosecutor general. Police said they were held because their action was unauthorised. The activists said more than two million people had signed the petition to investigate alleged torture and detentions of gay people in the Russian ...

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