Tag Archives: Russia

Napolitano: This Was The First Of Many Dominoes

“This is the first of many dominoes to fall. Bob Mueller is following the standard M.O. of federal prosecutors. You’ve got a totem pole, you’ve got somebody at the top of the totem pole, that’s your big prize: no surprise, it’s the president of the United States. You’re going to indict people going up the totem pole to see if ...

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Trump Attempts To Distance Himself From Manafort

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday responded to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Manafort business associate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in last year’s election. In a tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Manafort and insisted that “the focus” should turn to ...

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Trump Campaign Advisor Pleads Guilty Of Lying To FBI

ABC News reports that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in a plea agreement made public this morning. Papadopolous first worked as an advisor to Ben Carson’s campaign and joined the Trump team in May 2016. He reportedly made at least six attempts to have Trump meet with Kremlin officials ...

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Obama Speechwriter Goes As Kushner For Halloween

Trick-or-treat: An ex-speechwriter for former President Barack Obama apparently dressed as Jared Kushner for Halloween, and handcuffed himself to his wife, who dressed as Ivanka Trump. Jon Favreau tweeted out a photo of the costume, which shows him mimicking Kushner when the president’s son-in-law and White House senior advisor wore a flak jacket over his blazer and khakis during a ...

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Trump Explodes Over “Phony” Mueller Indictments

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump responded to reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is about to indict people in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by pointing the finger at Democrats. Trump said the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Kremlin is “phony,” “bad for our country,” a “witch hunt,” and “evil politics.” He ...

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Roger Stone Melts Down Over Mueller Indictments, Lobs Obscene Tirade Against “Human Excrement” At CNN

The Wrap reports: Roger Stone, the combative political consultant and former adviser to President Donald Trump, on Friday launched a foul-mouthed tirade on CNN stars such as Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and Ann Navarro as “human excrement.” The Twitter rant came as the network exclusively reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., had approved the first charges in special ...

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Lewandowski: Mueller’s Indictments Have Nothing To Do With Trump, I Know Because I Was There [VIDEO]

“Let me be very very clear, I am certain of this, this has nothing to do with the president. If there were players on the outside that had a periphery or a small role of some type in the campaign, my guess is these charges have nothing to do with the campaign because I was there, there was no collusion, ...

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DC Grand Jury Approves Mueller’s First Indictments

CNN reports: A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. ...

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REPORT: Russian Lawyer Shared Talking Points With Kremlin Ahead Of Trump Tower Meeting With Junior

The New York Times reports: Natalia V. Veselnitskaya arrived at a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 hoping to interest top Trump campaign officials in the contents of a memo she believed contained information damaging to the Democratic Party and, by extension, Hillary Clinton. The material was the fruit of her research as a private lawyer, she has repeatedly ...

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Russian Troll Factory Made Fake Hillary Sex Tape

According to a worker at a Kremlin-backed troll factory, last year they put together a fake sex tape starring a black man and a Hillary lookalike. The tape was apparently never posted because the trolls decided that even the craziest far-right Americans wouldn’t believe it. The Daily Beast reports: Alan Baskaev worked for the troll factory, also known as the ...

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Russia Preemptively Denies Role In JFK’s Assassination

The Independent reports: Russia has preemptively denied ties to any plot to assassinate late President John F Kennedy ahead of the expected release of thousands of archived records. The National Archives was due to release a trove of documents related to the 22 November 1963 assassination on Thursday. One of several conspiracy theories about Mr Kennedy’s killer Lee Harvey Oswald ...

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Sen. Marco Rubio: I Didn’t Pay For The Trump-Russia Dossier, But I Would Have Used It If I Had [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio denied Thursday that he was the anonymous Republican who paid Fusion GPS for opposition research on Donald Trump during the presidential primary race. Reporting has revealed that a GOP donor was paying Fusion GPS for opposition research before the firm ended up contracting with former British agent Christopher Steele and producing the ...

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Twitter Bans Ads From Kremlin Media Outlets

Politico reports: Twitter said Thursday it’s dropping all ads from Kremlin-funded English-language media outlets RT and Sputnik, as the company prepares to face lawmakers next week over Russian use of social media to interfere with the 2016 election. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion ...

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FEC Complaint Accuses DNC And Clinton Campaign Of Hiding Payments For Fusion GPS Trump-Russia Dossier

Courthouse News Service reports: A nonpartisan group of election law experts on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 president campaign of violating federal financial disclosure laws to hide payments for a dossier that alleged connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia. In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center says the ...

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Matt Drudge: Televise Mueller’s Questioning Of Trump

No questioning is scheduled, but homocon Drudge is on it. The Hill reports: Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge said that special counsel Robert Mueller’s questioning of President Trump “should be televised.” Trump said last week that he didn’t know if he would interview with Mueller in the probe. “I don’t know. I mean I – nobody’s asked me to do ...

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Putin Puts British Critic On Interpol’s Wanted List

The Guardian reports: Russia has placed a prominent British businessman on the Interpol wanted list. President Vladimir Putin is understood to have sanctioned the move against Bill Browder, who has led an international campaign against Russia over the killing of the jailed Moscow lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. On Wednesday Canada became the latest country to pass a “Magnitsky Act”, targeting officials ...

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Your Daily Fake News Whine From Hair Furor

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton on Twitter Saturday. The president seemingly was responding to news reports about Russian efforts to use social media in an apparent effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. There were reportedly 3,000 ads linked to Russia that were placed on Facebook. (There were also other ...

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REPORT: Trump Promises To Pay Russia-Related Legal Bills For White House Staff And Campaign Associates

Yet another big scoop from Axios: President Trump has promised to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to defray legal costs incurred by campaign associates and White House staff due to the Russia investigations, a White House official tells Axios. The Republican National Committee has paid roughly $430,000 to lawyers representing the president and his eldest son, Don ...

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On The Global Rise Of Anti-LGBT Crackdowns

The Washington Post reports: This week, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry of “proven” gays and lesbians. The list named 319 men and 48 women, whom Tajik federal prosecutors identified in operations they called “Morality” and “Purge.” A purge — likely in the form of mass ...

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Putin Demands Americans “Show Respect” To Trump

The Hill reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Americans to show more respect for their president in response to a question posed to him at the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday. In his remarks, Putin called Americans’ disrespect for President Trump a “negative” feature of the American democratic system. “Inside the country, disrespect is shown for ...

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