Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Kremlin Denies Putin Bragged About Russia’s Hookers

“President Putin could not say such a thing and did not say it to President Trump, taking in to account that they had never communicated before Trump became President. As for the main content of the book, I do not presume to judge. We did not read it.” – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in a statement released today.  The Comey ...

Read More »

Released Comey Memos Backfire On GOP And Trump

The New York Times reports: Memos written by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that were released on Thursday revealed several new details about his relationship with President Trump and the president’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Though much of what the memos describe was already public, the documents themselves provided an intimate portrait of the early months ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Trump Warns Russia: Our Missiles Are Coming

Reuters reports: Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Issuing the warning on Tuesday evening, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon also said such a clash should be avoided and Moscow was ...

Read More »

Kremlin: Trump Pitched Putin On White House Summit

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump has reportedly invited Vladimir Putin to the White House for a visit, according to a statement from the Kremlin. According to an Agence France-Presse reporter, a senior U.S. official did “not deny” that Trump “floated the idea of a White House summit,” noting that “no planning has begun as yet.” This comes after Trump ...

Read More »

Russia Test-Fires New “Satan 2” Nuclear Missile [VIDEO]

EuroNews reports: The Russian Defence Ministry has published a video showing its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) being test-launched in the north of the country. The footage shows the Sarmat missile – dubbed ‘Satan 2’ by NATO – being launched from the Plesetsk spaceport. The missile was one of several advanced Russian weapons President Vladimir Putin promoted in his state-of-the-nation ...

Read More »

US Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over UK Poison Attack

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence and diplomatic officers in New York and Washington and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in retaliation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Twelve Russian diplomats at the United Nations in New York and 48 at the Russian ...

Read More »

Trump Attacks His Predecessors In Defense Of Putin Call: We Need Russia’s Help In The “Coming Arms Race”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized his three predecessors in defending his recent congratulatory call to President Vladimir Putin of Russia — a move that’s been widely criticized in the wake of news that Trump was specifically instructed not to congratulate Putin on his reelection. Reports emerged on Tuesday night that briefing materials prepared for Trump’s call specifically ...

Read More »

Trump Congratulates Vladimir Putin On Being Reelected

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin over the phone Tuesday morning, after the Russian leader’s overwhelming re-election victory, NBC News reported, citing a White House official. The win keeps Putin in office as Russia’s president for another six years. His closest rival in the election, which was held Sunday, scored nearly 12 percent of the vote, while ...

Read More »

BREAKING: White House Finally Sanctions Russia Over 2016 Election Meddling And “Malicious” Cyberattacks

USA Today reports: The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned a number of Russian entities for a wide range of behavior that U.S. officials say has sought to disrupt Western governments — including the attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Among the five individuals sanctioned by the Treasury Department Thursday is the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted by ...

Read More »

Putin On Russian Meddling In US Election: “So What?”

Newsweek reports: Vladimir Putin discussed the indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller last month as part of an exclusive interview to NBC’s Megyn Kelly aired on Friday night under the title “Confronting Putin,” which touched on several topics including the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. The Russian presidential office published a transcript of the full ...

Read More »

REPORT: Trump Vetoed Miss Universe Contestants Who Were Dark-Skinned Or Had Snubbed His Advances

Mother Jones today published a long-read on Trump’s passionate bromance with Vladimir Putin. Near the end of the piece is this: At each pageant, Miss Universe staffers would set up a special room for Trump backstage. It had to conform to his precise require­ments. He needed his favorite snacks: Nutter Butters and white Tic Tacs. And Diet Coke. There could ...

Read More »

REPORT: Mueller Has Evidence That Erik Prince Set Up Secret Meeting To Establish Back Channel To Kremlin

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently contradicting statements made to lawmakers by one of its participants, according to people familiar with the ...

Read More »

Russia: America Tried To Interfere In Our Election

CNBC reports: Russia claims to have evidence the U.S. has attempted to interfere in Moscow’s forthcoming presidential vote, the RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. The Interfax news agency cited Ryabkov as saying the U.S. was looking to create chaos in Russia. He also added that U.S.-imposed sanctions were primarily aimed at destabilizing ...

Read More »

Putin Unveils New “Invincible” Nuclear Weapons: The West Needs To Understand That This Is Not A Bluff

Everything is fine. The BBC reports: Russia has developed a new array of nuclear weapons that are invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin. The weapons he boasted of included a cruise missile that he said could “reach anywhere in the world”. He said of the West: “They need to take account of a new reality and understand … [this]… is ...

Read More »

French Fascist Marion Le Pen To Speak At CPAC

Jaws dropped on Twitter this afternoon when CPAC published the full agenda for this week’s convention, revealing that French fascist Marion Le Pen will speak from the main stage immediately after Mike Pence. Marion, you may recall, is the even worse niece of National Front leader Marine Le Pen and in 2012 at age 22 became the youngest person ever ...

Read More »

Trump Reacts To Mueller’s Indictments: No Collusion!

USA Today reports: President Trump declared that his presidential campaign “did nothing wrong” hours after special counsel Robert Mueller announced new federal indictments against Russian nationals for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election. Trump, who rarely acknowledges Russia’s election meddling, said their activities began in 2014 – “long before I announced that I would run for president. The results of ...

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Holds Press Conference On Mueller’s Indictments

CNET reports: The US Justice Department has filed charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an indictment released on Friday (.pdf), the Justice Department called out the Internet Research Agency, a notorious group behind the Russian propaganda effort across social media. Employees for the agency created troll accounts and used ...

Read More »

BREAKING: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals, 3 Russian Entities For Interfering In 2016 Elections

CNBC reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Friday that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections, during which they boosted the candidacy of Donald Trump. The indictment says that the defendants by early to mid-2016 were “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and ...

Read More »

Biden Suggests Putin Is Blackmailing Trump [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested President Donald Trump may be compromised by Russia and its president. Biden sat down Thursday for an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who asked the former vice president why Trump was “so reluctant to take on Vladimir Putin.” “Look, you know, I want to give every American, including the president, the ...

Read More »