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Kremlin Spox Vows To Investigate Report Of Murders And Mass Detentions Of Gay Men By Chechen Police

Newsweek reports: Russian authorities have pledged to investigate reported mass disappearances and deaths of gay locals in the region of Chechnya, after the regional government dismissed allegations made in Novaya Gazeta on Saturday, saying “you cannot detain… what simply does not exist.” According to the Russian investigative newspaper, authorities in the conservative and predominantly Muslim Chechen Republic have detained over …

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REVEALED: Deposed Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Was Also Paid By Kremlin TV Network

CNN reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia’s state-run broadcaster RT TV-Russia for a speech in Moscow in December 2015, a top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee has learned. The US intelligence community has long assessed RT to be a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, writing in …

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DNC Blasts Trump: He’s Hiding His Taxes Because They Show Connections To Kremlin And Russian Oligarchs

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “The White House’s willingness to release some tax information when it suits them proves Donald Trump’s audit excuse is a sham. If they can release some of the information, they can release all of the information. The only reason not to release tax returns is to hide what’s in them such as …

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THE FUSE IS LIT: Newsman Dan Rather Blasts “Smoke And Flames” Of Latest Trump Administration Scandal

Venerable newsman Dan Rather went to town on Jeff Sessions this morning. From his Facebook page: Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal. Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the …

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Kremlin Spox Slams Scrutiny Of “Normal Meetings” Between AG Jeff Sessions And Russian Ambassador

The Associated Press reports: The intense attention being given to the new U.S. attorney general’s meetings with Russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved Washington-Moscow relations, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and Jeff Sessions, who at that time was …

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House GOP To Quash Trump/Russia Investigation

Politico reports: House Republicans next week plan to derail a Democratic resolution that would have forced disclosure of President Donald Trump’s potential ties with Russia and any possible business conflicts of interest, according to multiple House sources. Seeking to avoid a full House vote on the so-called “resolution of inquiry” — a roll call that would be particularly embarrassing and …

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NOM Exploits Florist Ruling With Money Beg To Pressure Trump On Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: In an expected but nonetheless exceedingly disappointing decision, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled today that the state may punish a Christian florist, Barronelle Stutzman, for declining to violate her religious beliefs and be forced into participating in a gay ‘marriage’ that is against her religion. This outrageous ruling confirms what we …

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Kremlin Spox For Putin Denounces Latest Reports Of Trump’s Ties To Russia As “Laughable Fake News”

The Guardian reports: The Kremlin has rejected as “fake news” reports that Donald Trump’s campaign team spoke frequently with high-ranking Russian intelligence agents over the course of last year. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said a New York Times report quoting former and current US officials contained only “anonymous information” and that it was “very …

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REPORT: US Spies Are Withholding Intel From Trump Because The Kremlin “Has Ears” Inside White House

The Observer reports: Out of worries about the White House’s ability to keep secrets, some of our spy agencies have begun withholding intelligence from the Oval Office. Why risk your most sensitive information if the president may ignore it anyway? A senior National Security Agency official explained that NSA was systematically holding back some of the “good stuff” from the …

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Kremlin Demands Apology From Fox News After Bill O’Reilly Calls Putin “A Killer” During Trump Interview

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press …

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Multiple Federal Agencies Investigate Whether Kremlin Money Was Used To “Covertly Aid” Trump Campaign

Gosh, hearing about this when it started totally could have affected the election. McClatchy reports: The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said. The agencies …

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REPORT: US Intelligence Intercepted Senior Russian Officials Congratulating Themselves For Trump’s Win

WOW. The Washington Post reports: Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome. The ebullient reaction among high-ranking Russian officials — including …

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Washington Post Editorial Board Voices “Darker Suspicions” About Trump’s Bromance With Putin

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Mr. Trump has been frank about his desire to improve relations with Russia, but he seems blissfully untroubled by the reasons for the deterioration in relations, including Russia’s instigation of an armed uprising in Ukraine, its seizure of Crimea, its efforts to divide Europe and the crushing of democracy and human rights …

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RUSSIA: Kremlin Slams Obama’s “Unjustified And Illegal” Expulsion Of Diplomats, Vows Reciprocal Action

RT.com reports: The new US sanctions against Russia are another manifestation of the unpredictable and aggressive foreign policy by the Obama administration, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin press-secretary, said. “In our point of view such actions of the US current administration are a manifestation of an unpredictable and even aggressive foreign policy,” Peskov told the journalists. “We regret the fact that …

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Trump Applauds Putin’s Attack On Hillary Clinton

The merger is well underway. The Washington Post reports: President-elect Donald Trump late Friday publicly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for attacking Trump’s former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. In a striking statement that seems to further align Trump with Putin, the incoming U.S. president tweeted that he agreed with the Russian leader’s assessment that Clinton and the Democratic Party generally …

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Trump: I Got A “Very Nice Letter” From Putin

CNN reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shared a letter he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who offered Trump his “warmest Christmas and New Year greetings” and urged the next president “to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation.” “A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct,” Trump said in a statement. …

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Kremlin Denies Putin Was Involved In Hacking

The Washington Post reports: The Kremlin has denied a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed how hacked data from U.S. Democrats was used during the U.S. presidential election. NBC News on Wednesday quoted U.S. intelligence officials as saying that Putin “became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign.” Asked about the report, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday …

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REPORT: CIA Concludes Russia Conspired With Wikileaks To Influence US Election In Favor Of Trump

The Guardian reports: US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports. A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory, the Washington Post reported, citing officials briefed on the …

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SERIOUSLY: Kremlin Files Formal Complaint With United Nations Over UN Official’s Condemnation Of Trump

The Associated Press reports: Russia’s government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin. There is no evidence Trump sought Russia’s assistance, or was even …

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Feds Investigate Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Over Alleged Private Discussions With Senior Kremlin Officials

CNBC reports: One of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors is being probed by U.S. intelligence officials to determine whether he has had private discussions with senior Russian officials, Yahoo News reported, citing sources. In particular, members of the intelligence community are concerned that Carter Page has spoken with the Kremlin about the possibility of lifting economic sanctions on Russia, sources …

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