Tag Archives: Russia

Trump Called Cohen Before Hearing, Prosecutors Say Cohen Has Long Been Target Of Criminal Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump phoned his longtime confidant, Michael D. Cohen, to “check in” on Friday as lawyers for the two men went to court to block the Justice Department from reading seized documents related to Mr. Cohen’s decade of work for Mr. Trump, according to two people familiar with the call. It is not clear what …

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Trump Wails: Comey/McCabe Are Thieves And Lowlifes

Bloomberg reports: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on four different occasions regarding his role in providing information to a news reporter about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report. The inspector general also found that McCabe didn’t inform then-FBI Director James Comey that he had authorized disclosure of the …

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Russia Claims Britain Staged Syria Chemical Attack

USA Today reports: The Russian military says that an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain. Volunteer first responders and activists claimed a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, which drew international outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. Moscow warned against …

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Kellyanne Conway Tells State TV: How Melania Feels About The Pee Tape Is None Of Comey’s Business

Trump’s furious tweets about Comey this morning came exactly 12 minutes after Kellyanne Conway appeared on State TV where she talked about the pee tape. Fox & Friends played a clip of Comey asking “what kind of marriage” the president has with wife Melania, given the impression he got from Trump that she might believe the salacious allegations. “He’s a …

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James Comey: The Pee Tape Might Be Real

Mediaite reports: GMA previewed George Stephanopoulos‘ interview with James Comey on Friday, and the two talked about the salacious allegations against Donald Trump from the controversial Christopher Steele Dossier. As Comey recalled his briefings with Trump on the “golden shower” rumor, he described the weirdness of the situation as “almost an out-of-body experience for me.” As Comey remarked on how …

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Comey Book: Trump Was Obsessed With Pee Tape Story

The Washington Post reports: The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier contained unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013. Comey describes Trump as having …

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Trump Praises Himself On Handling Mueller Probe

He just had to get in a dig at the Clintons. The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday defended the White House team heading up his defense in the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump declared he has confidence in the White House lawyer handling the Russia probe, who has come under fire from outside allies who want him to take a …

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Jimmy Carter Warns Trump On Syria: Any Nuclear Exchange Would Be Catastrophic For All Human Beings

The Associated Press reports: Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. “I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or exacerbate the challenges …

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RUSSIA: State TV Runs Nuclear War Preparedness Advice As Tensions Rise With US Over Syria [VIDEO]

Vice News reports: Russian state TV told citizens Tuesday to stockpile food and water as the threat of nuclear war with the U.S. intensified over Syria. Standing in front of a mushroom cloud, a presenter on state-run broadcaster Vesti 24 warned viewers to stock up on “fewer sweets and more water.” The presenter listed off a number of food items …

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Bannon Pitches White House On Blocking Mueller Probe

The Washington Post reports: Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump’s circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. …

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Mueller To Subpoena 35 Witnesses In Manafort Trial

Fox News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving to subpoena 35 witnesses to testify in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Fox News has learned. Mueller’s team made its request to the clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Virginia on April 6. “It is respectfully requested that the Clerk of said …

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Republican Group Runs “Protect Mueller” Ad During Fox & Friends While Trump Was Likely Watching [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: On Wednesday morning, a commercial bolstering Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s credentials and advocating that he complete his Russia investigation aired during Fox and Friends in the Washington D.C. market. The ad came from a group called Republicans for the Rule of Law led by Bill Kristol, editor at large at the Weekly Standard. The group’s website …

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Trump Blames Mueller For Tensions With Russia

The Cohen raid continues to freak him out: President Trump on Wednesday blamed tensions between the U.S. and Russia on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a tweet, Trump ripped into Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official at the Department of Justice with the authority to dismiss Mueller, saying both …

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Trump: Things Are Worse Than During The Cold War

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday that America’s relationship with Russia is “worse now than it has ever been,” after Russia stymied efforts to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria. The president in a tweet implored Russian President Vladimir Putin to “stop the arms race.” Trump’s remark comes just hours after Russian officials blocked a resolution at the …

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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 …

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Trump Rages: Attorney-Client Privilege Is Dead!

NBC News reports: The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels said he “feels sorry” for Donald Trump’s personal attorney, branding him the president’s “scapegoat” after it was revealed that the FBI on Monday raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room. “I think when push comes to shove he’s going to fold like a cheap deck of cards, I really …

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Fox Guest To Trump: Bomb Syria Immediately [VIDEO]

“President Trump, I’m speaking to you directly. Do not take the same mistake that President Obama had made. The action that you had taken to take out the air base, that was important, that was strong — that was a very strong message. What we need to do right now is to take out Assad’s air force. If we ground …

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: The Russian Regime Has The Blood Of Syrian Children On Its Hands [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The US and Russia have traded barbs at a UN Security Council meeting on the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Russian envoy Vassily Nebenzia said the incident in Douma was staged and that US military action in response could have “grave repercussions”. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Russia had the “blood of Syrian children” on its hands. …

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Mark Zuckerberg Apologies For Data Scandal: I Started Facebook, I Run It, I’m Responsible For What Happens

Slate reports: The House Energy and Commerce Committee released Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared introductory remarks on Monday. Zuckerberg is expected to testify before the committee on Wednesday. He will also appear before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday. Zuckerberg expresses regret for both the Russian interference and the Cambridge Analytica scandal at the beginning of his testimony: …

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Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Bannon Absolutely Wanted The Data For “Alt-Right Candidates” [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who sounded the alarm on the firm illicitly obtaining user data from Facebook, told Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd that Steve Bannon “absolutely wanted to use [the data] for Republican candidates … [and] alt-right candidates in the United States.” Wylie also said he’s been contacted by American authorities — both from …

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