Tag Archives: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Chortles About James Comey’s Firing During Photo-Op With Rex Tillerson [VIDEO]

Of course the Russians are thrilled: Russia’s top diplomat on Wednesday appeared to joke about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey during a visit to the State Department. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson introduced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Washington visit. “I want to welcome foreign minister Lavrov to the state department and express my appreciation ...

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New York Times Board: Trump’s Firing Of Comey Casts Grave Doubt On The Viability Of The Russia Probe

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The American people — not to mention the credibility of the world’s oldest democracy — require a thorough, impartial investigation into the extent of Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump and, crucially, whether high-ranking members of Mr. Trump’s campaign colluded in that effort. By firing ...

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Battles Anderson Cooper Over Firing Of James Comey [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Hours after the stunning news hit that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway popped up on CNN for an interview with Anderson Cooper. And, yep, it was a doozy. Immediately, the CNN anchor wanted to know why the White House decided to act on firing Comey now, leading to Conway ...

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Trump Predictably Slams Comey Firing Backlash, White House Rejects Calls For Special Russia Prosecutor

From the right wing Washington Times: In the wake of President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, the White House is rejecting lawmakers’ calls for a special prosecutor to take over the agency’s probe of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. “There is clearly at this point no evidence of a reason to do that,” White ...

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BREAKING: Senate Investigators Ask Treasury Criminal Division For Financial Info About Trump And Russia

CNN reports: Senate Russia investigators have sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information related to President Donald Trump, his top officials and his campaign aides, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told CNN Tuesday. “We’ve made a request, to FinCEN in the Treasury Department, to make sure, not just for example vis-a-vis ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Is Sending Out A “Certified Letter” Totally Proving That He Has No Connections To Russia

Oh, well then. A letter. That settles it, huh? Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump “welcomes” an investigation of possible ties between his businesses and Russia. “The President, obviously, was aware of Sen. Graham’s suggestion after he made it today and he’s fine with that,” Spicer said Tuesday. “He has ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is likely to face another round of questioning over a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russia’s role in the 2016 elections during his Tuesday news briefing. On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she bluntly warned the Trump White House that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “essentially could be ...

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Homocon Matt Drudge Urges Trump To Stage Massive “Military March” Like The One Just Seen In Russia

Via Mediaite: Matt Drudge says Donald Trump needs a parade to celebrate America’s military might, and the Drudge Report founder knows just where the president can find some inspiration. Drudge emerged on Twitter today, where he sent out a tweet linking to a new piece from Daily Mail. The Daily Mail article refers to the Victory Day parades that took ...

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Hair Furor Freaks Out Over Sally Yates

Talking Points Memo reports: In the wake of long-awaited testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that neither had anything new to say. Yates made headlines by testifying that she warned the White House that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “compromised ...

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BOOM: Sally Yates Hands Ted Cruz His Head [VIDEO]

The HuffPost reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attempted to school career federal prosecutor Sally Yates on the law, and it did not go well. While the hearing was focused on Trump and his associates’ alleged ties to Russia, some senators, including Cruz, instead focused on Yates’ refusal to defend the president’s executive order. While questioning that decision, Cruz, also a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Testifies Before Senate Panel On Russian Hacking

Scheduled to start at 2:30PM Eastern. CNN reports: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to deliver long-awaited testimony Monday afternoon before a Senate subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yates was thrust into the national spotlight after she broke with President Donald Trump over the enforcement of his travel ban, an action which led to her ...

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Russian Newspaper Claims Emmanuel Macron Is A “Gay Psychopath” Who Won’t Fight For The French People

The Independent reports: A Russian tabloid has quoted a description of the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, as a psychopath who hates his country, and made derogatory allusions to homosexuality around him and his campaign. An article in Komsomolskaya Pravda, refers to a picture of a topless Mr Macron as he poses for a magazine with the title “coming ...

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Writer Claims Eric Trump Told Him: We Don’t Need US Banks, All The Funding We Need Comes From Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: Golf writer James Dodson claims Eric Trump told him in 2014 that all the funding for Trump golf courses comes from Russia while the two were at one of the family’s clubs. “As we were setting off, I said, ‘Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks — because of the recession, the Great Recession — have ...

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RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Publicly Backs Investigation Into Murders And Torture Of Gay Men In Chechnya [VIDEO]

Deutsche Welle reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he supports an investigation into the reported torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya, days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed him on the issue. Putin said he would personally ask the chief prosecutor and the interior minister to cooperate with human rights ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova in an investigation ...

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Kremlin Spox Denies Russian Involvement In French Election Hacking: These Accusations Are “Pure Slander”

CNN reports: When asked whether Russia is involved in the Macron email hack, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said,”These, like other similar accusations, are based on nothing and are pure slander.” Russian officials have vehemently denied interfering in elections and have said they have no preferred candidate in the French vote. But Russia has good reasons to support Le Pen over ...

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Russian State Outlet Denied Congressional Press Pass

Politico reports: The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee has denied Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news website, a permanent congressional press pass. Sputnik has the opportunity to appeal the decision, said Senate Periodical Press Gallery Director Justin Wilson. According to the gallery rules members must not “act as an agent for, or be employed by the Federal, or any State, local ...

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Emails Leaked From Hacking Attack On Leading Candidate Emmanuel Macron

Reuters reports: A large trove of emails purporting to be from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next president in a run-off with Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, ...

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Susan Rice Declines Senate Request To Testify

CNN reports: Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser, on Wednesday declined Sen. Lindsey Graham’s request to participate in a judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian interference in the US election, CNN has learned. A letter obtained exclusively by CNN from Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, outlines the grounds for her decision not to appear. It was addressed ...

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before Senate, Likely To Be Grilled About Trump And Russia

CBS News reports: Questions concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 election are expected to come up when FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate committee. Comey’s testimony comes after President Donald Trump fired off series of overnight tweets, blasting former rival Hillary Clinton for comments where she blamed the FBI director, Russia, and herself for losing the presidential race. ...

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Trump Predictably Hits Back At Hillary Clinton

You knew Trump wouldn’t be able to resist blowing up at Hillary Clinton over yesterday’s election. The Washington Post reports: In a thought spanning two tweets, sent 15 minutes apart, Trump claimed Comey actually helped Clinton during the election and said Democrats used Russian hackers as a scapegoat for their loss. A president implicitly lashing out at his own FBI ...

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