Tag Archives: Russia

Hillary: Now We Know Which Team Trump Plays For

CNN reports: Hillary Clinton took aim at President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling into question her former presidential campaign rival’s loyalties just hours after he tweeted a congratulations to the hosts of the World Cup. Clinton followed up on her jab at the President on Monday evening following the summit, when she wrote: “Well, now ...

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McConnell Backs Away From Trump: Russians Are Not Our Friends, I Entirely Believe Our Intel Community

Almost every Republican is running for the hills on this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that Russia is not a friend of the U.S. and that he supports the intelligence community’s finding that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. “I have said a number of times, I’ll say it again: The Russians are not our friends. ...

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Sen. John McCain Rages At Trump: No President Has Ever Abased Himself More Abjectly Before A Tyrant

Just in via press release from Sen. John McCain: Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake. President Trump ...

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GOP Senator: Trump Must Recognize Putin Is A Liar

“The Senate Intelligence Committee has reviewed the 2017 IC (intelligence community) assessment and found no reason to doubt its conclusion that President Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the 2016 U.S. elections with the goal of undermining faith in our democratic process. Russia has conducted a coordinated cyberattack on state election systems, and hacked critical infrastructure.  They have used ...

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Rudy Giuliani: We Don’t Need To Call Putin A Liar

The New York Daily News reports: Rudy Giuliani came out batting for President Trump after his softball press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, claiming he doesn’t see what good it would do to confront the Russian leader over his government’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. “I don’t know what it would have accomplished if Trump said, ‘I believed ...

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NRA-Affiliated Woman Charged With Spying For Russia

The Guardian reports: A Washington-based pro-gun activist affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been charged with spying in the US for Russia. Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian federation within the US without prior notification to the attorney general. Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Issues Flaccid Rebuke: The President Must Appreciate That Russia’s Not Our Ally

“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, ...

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Sen. Chuck Schumer: Does Putin Have Dirt On Trump?

“What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States? Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump. For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American ...

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Trump Publicly Sides With Putin On Russian Hacking

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to publicly side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies, refusing to condemn the Kremlin for interference in the 2016 election and saying that “I don’t see any reason” to believe that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic computer servers. Trump’s remarkable statement, during a news conference in ...

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Putin Trolls #PissGate At Presser With Trump [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: Following a one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, Putin did not explicitly deny that his government had collected compromising material on the US president. “I did heard these rumors that these allegedly collected compromising material on Mr. Trump when he was visiting Moscow,” Putin said, when asked. “Distinguished colleague, let me ...

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Dem Senator: The Pee Tape Is Probably Real [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said he thinks it’s “likely” that “something close” to a video tape of President Donald Trump urinating on prostitutes is real. Merkley made the wild claim in an interview with Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith, who asked the senator about Trump’s warm words for Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It’s standard strategy of Russia,” ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Joint Presser With Putin

Here’s how the meeting got started earlier today: Putin struck a casual pose during Trump’s remarks, slouching in his chair with his legs wide and eyes low. He nodded along to some of Trump’s remarks before they were translated, showcasing his fluency in English. Trump leaned forward in his chair, his hands tented in front of him and frequently glancing ...

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Russia Agrees With Trump: Mueller Is On A Witch Hunt

The New York Times reports: President Trump will hold one-on-one talks on Monday with Mr. Putin at an exceptionally awkward time, just days after the Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on charges of hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But Mr. Trump blamed the United States for the tensions between the countries, not Russia. ...

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HELSINKI: Human Rights Campaign Calls On Trump And Putin To End Chechnya’s Crimes Against LGBTs

From the Human Rights Campaign: Today, just ahead of tomorrow’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity occurring in the Russian republic of Chechnya. For more than 15 months, Donald Trump and his administration have refused to ...

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France Defeats Croatia 4-2 In World Cup Final

The Washington Post reports: Croatia finally found a deficit it couldn’t overcome. On the 20th anniversary of its only other World Cup win, France snagged a second title. One game after Belgium complained about the French playing “anti-football” by packing it in on defense, the Les Bleus poured in four goals, tied for second-most in a World Cup final, led ...

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Trump: Putin Could Give Me The City Of Moscow And “Enemy Of The People” Media Would Still Criticize Me

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday asserted that the “much” of the media is the “enemy of the people” and blamed Democrats for division in the country as he prepared to head to Finland for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a series of tweets sent while he was aboard Air Force One, Trump vented that he ...

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Trump On Asking Putin To Extradite Russians Charged With Hacking Dems: I Hadn’t Thought Of That [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said in a new interview airing Sunday that he hadn’t thought of pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin on extraditing the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic emails, while continuing to blame Democrats for the stolen emails that upended the 2016 presidential campaign. “Well, I might,” Trump said when asked during an interview with ...

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Most Russians Find Trump Self-Centered, Dangerous

The Conversation reports: Donald Trump sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki for their first one-on-one summit. In anticipation of this event, Russian pollster VCIOM asked the Russian public this week about how they viewed the American president and U.S.-Russian relations. Though an authoritarian country, public opinion is still an important factor that the Russian ...

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Stone Admits Being Unnamed Person In Indictment

Fox News reports: Roger Stone said Friday evening that he is “probably” the unnamed person referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential race. Stone, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, initially told The Hill on Friday that he didn’t think he was the ...

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Jill Stein Spends Recount Cash On Russian Defense

The Daily Beast reports: Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. In June, The Daily Beast reported that the the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in ...

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