Tag Archives: Russia

Putin Threatens To Target US With New Nukes [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Russia will respond to any American deployment of short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where they are stationed, but the U.S. itself, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first …

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Trump Has Publicly Attacked Russia Probe 1200 Times

The New York Times reports: President Trump has publicly criticized dozens of people and groups related to federal inquiries into contacts between his campaign and Russia, according to a New York Times analysis of nearly every public statement or attack on Twitter that he has made while in office. The attacks, which number nearly 1,200, are part of a strategy …

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FBI Had Backup Plan To Protect Russia Probe Evidence

The Associated Press reports: The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey was fired, when the …

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House Dems Launch Probe Into NRA’s Ties To Kremlin

ABC News reports: A pair of House Democrats are launching a new probe of what they called the “complex web of relationships” between members of the National Rifle Association and Russian individuals with close ties to the Kremlin. In a letter sent to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, Rep. Ted Lieu and Rep. Kathleen Rice expressed concern about the NRA’s attempts …

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Andrew McCabe: Trump Said “I Don’t Care, I Believe Putin” When Told About North Korean Missiles [VIDEO]

“The president launched into several unrelated diatribes. One of those was commenting on the recent missile launches by the government of North Korea. And, essentially, the president said he did not believe that the North Koreans had the capability to hit us here with ballistic missiles in the United States. And he did not believe that because President Putin had …

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Schiff: Evidence Of Collusion Is “Compelling” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is pushing back against Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) assertion that the Senate panel has not found evidence of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Schiff said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that there is “pretty compelling evidence” of collusion during the 2016 election. “You can …

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Dems Move To Force Trump To Reveal Talks With Putin

Politico reports: House Democrats are taking their first real steps to force President Donald Trump to divulge information about his private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, setting up an extraordinary clash with the White House over Congress’ oversight authority. Rep. Adam Schiff, the Intelligence Committee chairman, and Rep. Eliot Engel, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, told POLITICO they are …

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DHS Guts 2020 Foreign Election Meddling Task Force

The Daily Beast reports: Two teams of federal officials assembled to fight foreign election interference are being dramatically downsized, according to three current and former Department of Homeland Security officials. And now, those sources say they fear the department won’t prepare adequately for election threats in 2020. “The clear assessment from the intelligence community is that 2020 is going to …

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Roger Stone Claims He’s So Broke That He Lost His Health Insurance, Sold His Car, And Eats Peanut Butter

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Stone, who typically is an colorful and ebullient and forceful speaker, sounded somewhat subdued on Wednesday. He said the lengthy Mueller investigation, and more recently the indictment, have taken a personal toll. Stone, who was at the Tiger Bay Club to speak and sign copies of his books, said his ability to earn a livelihood …

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House Dems May Target Ivanka In New Russia Probe

Axios reports: Outlining a blueprint for the vast Russia probe planned by the new House majority, a Democratic member of Congress suggested at a roundtable with reporters this week that lawmakers may seek testimony from Ivanka Trump. The lawmaker said Democrats have “made no decision as to Ivanka Trump,” but “obviously there are a number of public reports about her …

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Federal Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied To Mueller

Vox reports: Evidence suggests that Paul Manafort deliberately lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after he had agreed to cooperate, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chair, has already been convicted of financial crimes in Virginia and has pleaded guilty to other charges in Washington. He was not charged with new crimes related to these …

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House Democrats Plan Vast New Trump/Russia Probe

Axios reports: Mueller is just the beginning. House Democrats plan a vast probe of President Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020. The aggressive plans were outlined yesterday by a Democratic member of Congress at a roundtable for Washington reporters. The …

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Russia To Test “Unplugging” From Global Internet

The BBC reports: Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences. The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally. A draft law mandating technical changes needed to operate independently was introduced to its parliament last year. The …

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Ivanka: I’ve Got “Zero Concern” About Mueller [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump says she “barely” knew about the prospective Moscow deal that the Trump Organization pursued while Trump was also running for president, downplaying the significance of the project’s exploration. “Literally almost nothing,” Ivanka Trump said of her knowledge of the prospective deal. “We were an active business.” Asked …

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Boyfriend Of Russia Spy Indicted For Money Laundering

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Erickson, the American political operative and boyfriend of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Dakota on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. The U.S. attorney for the district of South Dakota is handling the prosecution, which is separate from the case that was lodged against …

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Developer: Trump Wanted $20 Million For Moscow Deal

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s dream of putting his name on a tower in Moscow came with a hefty price tag: $20 million. Trump demanded that non-negotiable fee in 2006 from a Ukrainian-Russian named Pavel Fuks, who made his fortune in oil trading, banking and real estate development. Fuks, who says he’s been barred from entering the U.S. and is embroiled …

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New Russian Weapon Causes Hallucinations, Vomiting

Newsweek reports: Two Russian naval vessels have been fitted with a defensive weapon, which, during testing, caused some subjects to hallucinate and vomit because of its disorientating effect. The weapon’s name “Filin” translates to “Eagle Owl” in English. The technology, which was developed to dazzle and incapacitate attackers, has been deployed on the Russian naval frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral …

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Putin Orders New Missiles After US Leaves Arms Treaty

ABC News reports: President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s military to begin developing new medium-range missiles in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States is leaving a key Cold War nuclear arms treaty. Putin announced that Russia was also suspending the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, or INF treaty, a day after the U.S. said it was pulling out …

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US Withdraws From Nuclear Missile Treaty With Russia

CNN reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War. “For years, Russia has violated the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty without remorse,” Pompeo said at the State Department Friday. The …

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Senate Told Junior’s Blocked Calls Weren’t With Daddy

CNN reports: Senate investigators have obtained new information showing Donald Trump Jr.’s mysterious phone calls ahead of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting were not with his father, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show the calls were between Trump Jr. and two of his business associates, the sources said, and …

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