Tag Archives: Russia

Carter Page Sues DNC For Defamation [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is suing the Democratic National Committee for defamation over the Christopher Steele dossier. Page claims in a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma federal court on Monday that from June 2016 through at least September 2016, the DNC, its law firm Perkins Coie and two of the firm’s partners, Marc Elias …

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Trump Defends Family Separations Policy [VIDEO]

Axios reports: President Trump sat down for a lengthy interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” discussing a wide variety of topics from climate change to foreign policy to the Mueller investigation. Trump was discursive — and often combative — while defending some of his administration’s most controversial policies, including family separation at the border. He ended one particularly …

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Coffee Boy To Interview With US House Investigators

Politico reports: George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign aide whose overseas interactions set in motion a series of events that triggered the FBI’s Russia investigation in 2016, is slated to interview with House investigators on Oct. 25, his lawyer Caroline Polisi confirmed Friday. The voluntary interview, part of a GOP-driven investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe, will …

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REPORT: Michael Cohen Just Registered As A Democrat

Axios reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney who until June served as the Republican Party’s deputy finance chair, today changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, according to a knowledgeable source. Cohen went online around noon to the Albany-based New York State board of elections to make the change, according to the source. The move fits a pattern …

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Glorious Leader: Devin Nunes Deserves The “Medal Of Honor” For Defending Me Against Russian Witch Hunt

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that Rep. Devin Nunes deserves a Medal of Honor for the courage he displayed by taking on the Department of Justice over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. During a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends, Trump repeated his denial that there was any collusion between his campaign and …

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Astronauts Escape Failing Russian Rocket [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin reported a problem with the rocket’s booster. The men were forced into a “ballistic descent”, …

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Aide Asked Israeli Firm To Create Fake Online Identities To Sway 2016 Election

The New York Times reports: A top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals. The Trump campaign’s interest in the work began as Russians …

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Trump: No Plan To Fire Rod Rosenstein [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he does not plan to fire Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official in charge of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “No I don’t, no,” Trump told reporters when asked if he had plans to fire the No. 2 Justice Department official. Rosenstein was flying with …

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DOJ Indicts Seven Russian Spies For Cyber Crimes

Axios reports: The Department of Justice announced indictments Thursday against seven Russian military intelligence officers for alleged malicious cyber activities against the U.S. and its allies, including retaliation against officials and organizations that exposed state-sponsored doping by Russian Olympic athletes and the hacking of a lab investigating Russia and Syria’s use of chemical weapons. CNBC reports: The indictment announced at …

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The Netherlands Accuses Russia Of Cyber Attack

The Guardian reports: Dutch military intelligence disrupted a Russian cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Dutch defence minister has said. The attack, which was thwarted with the help of British officials, came after the cybercrime unit of the GRU Russian military intelligence directorate had also attempted a remote attack on the Porton Down chemical weapons …

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Election Spending By Broke NRA Plummets 90%

McClatchy reports: The National Rifle Association’s political spending is sharply down heading into the 2018 midterm elections, a shift that could reflect declining fundraising in the wake of a string of mass shootings and an FBI investigation into the group’s Russia ties. The politically potent gun advocacy group has this year spent one-tenth of what it had spent politically at …

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Brian Brown Brags About Exporting Anti-LGBT Hate: Nothing Wrong With It, I’ve Been To Over 40 Countries

Media Matters has a partial transcript: ENGEL: You testified in front of the Russian parliament, the Duma. BRIAN BROWN (WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES PRESIDENT): It was a subcommittee, and I was asked to speak, and I willingly did. And I would do so again. ENGEL: Why would an organization of American Christian conservatives be in Russia helping Russian lawmakers craft …

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Roger Stone: It’s Entirely Possible I Could Be Framed

The Rising reports: “I think it’s entirely possible that I could be framed on some matter that relates not to Russian collusion or WikiLeaks collaboration or advanced knowledge on the acquisition or publication of John Podesta’s emails,” Roger Stone told Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. “There is no evidence, no witness that can claim that I’m involved in any of …

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House Dems To Force Vote On Protecting Mueller

Politico reports: House Democrats are preparing to force a vote Thursday on a plan to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe from interference or unilateral removal by President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, with the backing of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, intend to introduce the proposal as an amendment ahead of expected consideration of three tax-related bills. …

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Julian Assange Replaced As Editor Of Wikileaks

Newsweek reports: WikiLeaks has announced that Julian Assange will step down from his position as editor-in-chief of the whistleblowing platform—but will retain the title of publisher. Assange, 47, has been silent since his internet connection was cut off in March at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived under political asylum since August 2012. It was not immediately …

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Pompeo Declares Midterms Safe From Interference

“I have no doubt that the Russians have every intention of making life difficult for every American. This has been going on for decades. So please know, the American people should know, that the U.S. government is actively engaged in efforts to ensure the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, North Koreans – all of those – with malintent for America, will not …

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Google: Hackers Targeted Gmail Accounts Of Senators

Gosh, who could it have been? CNN reports: The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by foreign government hackers, a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Thursday. On Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, wrote in a letter to Senate leadership that his office had learned that “at least …

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Leaked Doc Shows Assange Sought Russian Visa

The Associated Press reports: Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in …

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Russian Poisoning Suspects: We Were Just Tourists

The BBC reports: Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK claim they were merely tourists. The men, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, told the RT channel that they went sightseeing in Salisbury but returned to London within an hour. They are accused by the UK of trying to kill Russian …

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Pussy Riot Member In Critical, Poisoning Suspected

The Washington Post reports: Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday. They quoted a fellow Pussy Riot member, Veronika Nikulshina, …

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