Tag Archives: Russia

Trump Enraged That US Appeared Tougher On Russia Than Allies By Expelling More Diplomats Than They Did

The Washington Post reports: President Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides briefed him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the administration’s plan to expel 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies. The United States, they explained, would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies — part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the ...

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Conway Gets Called Out For Lying About Comey

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway appeared on Good Morning America Monday, and took a grilling from George Stephanopoulos over her objections to James Comey’s 20/20 interview. Conway started off by trashing the former FBI director, who was fired by Trump last year, for discussing the size of the president’s hands and the length of his tie. “That’s really gutter,” Conway lamented. ...

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Nikki Haley Tells UN: When Trump Draws A Red Line, He Enforces It, The US Is Locked And Loaded [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: The United States is “locked and loaded” to strike again if Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s government again uses chemical weapons, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Saturday. “We are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish ...

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Trump Hails Strike On Syria: Mission Accomplished!

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday saying that the U.S. led military strikes in Syria Friday night were successful. The strikes were in response to a suspected gas attack on the rebel-held city of Douma last weekend. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Saturday strikes would increase Syria’s resolve to “fight and crush terrorism in every inch” of the ...

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REPORT: Mueller Has Evidence Of Michael Cohen’s Secret Trip To Prague, Confirms Part Of Steele Dossier

McClatchy reports: The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy’s report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure ...

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Democrats Blast “Unconstitutional” Airstrike On Syria

NBC News reports: Congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Friday night for circumventing Congress in authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, calling it “unconstitutional” and questioning the strategy. Many Republicans, on the other hand, applauded the president’s move. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has pushed Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force, deemed the president’s ...

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Putin Condemns Strike On Syria, Calls For Emergency Meeting Of United Nations Security Council [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, but also stirred up angry responses from Syria’s allies and ignited a debate over whether the attacks were justified. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the ...

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BREAKING: Trump Orders Airstrikes On Syria [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Friday he had ordered strikes on Syrian targets, seeking to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus that killed more than 40 people. Mr. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States in the strikes. The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the ...

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Trump Called Cohen Before Hearing, Prosecutors Say Cohen Has Long Been Target Of Criminal Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump phoned his longtime confidant, Michael D. Cohen, to “check in” on Friday as lawyers for the two men went to court to block the Justice Department from reading seized documents related to Mr. Cohen’s decade of work for Mr. Trump, according to two people familiar with the call. It is not clear what ...

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Trump Wails: Comey/McCabe Are Thieves And Lowlifes

Bloomberg reports: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on four different occasions regarding his role in providing information to a news reporter about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report. The inspector general also found that McCabe didn’t inform then-FBI Director James Comey that he had authorized disclosure of the ...

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Russia Claims Britain Staged Syria Chemical Attack

USA Today reports: The Russian military says that an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain. Volunteer first responders and activists claimed a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, which drew international outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. Moscow warned against ...

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Kellyanne Conway Tells State TV: How Melania Feels About The Pee Tape Is None Of Comey’s Business

Trump’s furious tweets about Comey this morning came exactly 12 minutes after Kellyanne Conway appeared on State TV where she talked about the pee tape. Fox & Friends played a clip of Comey asking “what kind of marriage” the president has with wife Melania, given the impression he got from Trump that she might believe the salacious allegations. “He’s a ...

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James Comey: The Pee Tape Might Be Real

Mediaite reports: GMA previewed George Stephanopoulos‘ interview with James Comey on Friday, and the two talked about the salacious allegations against Donald Trump from the controversial Christopher Steele Dossier. As Comey recalled his briefings with Trump on the “golden shower” rumor, he described the weirdness of the situation as “almost an out-of-body experience for me.” As Comey remarked on how ...

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Comey Book: Trump Was Obsessed With Pee Tape Story

The Washington Post reports: The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier contained unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013. Comey describes Trump as having ...

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Trump Praises Himself On Handling Mueller Probe

He just had to get in a dig at the Clintons. The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday defended the White House team heading up his defense in the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump declared he has confidence in the White House lawyer handling the Russia probe, who has come under fire from outside allies who want him to take a ...

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Jimmy Carter Warns Trump On Syria: Any Nuclear Exchange Would Be Catastrophic For All Human Beings

The Associated Press reports: Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. “I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or exacerbate the challenges ...

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RUSSIA: State TV Runs Nuclear War Preparedness Advice As Tensions Rise With US Over Syria [VIDEO]

Vice News reports: Russian state TV told citizens Tuesday to stockpile food and water as the threat of nuclear war with the U.S. intensified over Syria. Standing in front of a mushroom cloud, a presenter on state-run broadcaster Vesti 24 warned viewers to stock up on “fewer sweets and more water.” The presenter listed off a number of food items ...

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Bannon Pitches White House On Blocking Mueller Probe

The Washington Post reports: Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump’s circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. ...

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Mueller To Subpoena 35 Witnesses In Manafort Trial

Fox News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving to subpoena 35 witnesses to testify in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Fox News has learned. Mueller’s team made its request to the clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Virginia on April 6. “It is respectfully requested that the Clerk of said ...

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Republican Group Runs “Protect Mueller” Ad During Fox & Friends While Trump Was Likely Watching [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: On Wednesday morning, a commercial bolstering Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s credentials and advocating that he complete his Russia investigation aired during Fox and Friends in the Washington D.C. market. The ad came from a group called Republicans for the Rule of Law led by Bill Kristol, editor at large at the Weekly Standard. The group’s website ...

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