Tag Archives: Russia

TOMORROW: #ProtectMueller Protests Nationwide

Via press release from MoveOn: BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has …

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Pelosi Demands Acting AG Recuse Himself On Mueller

Yahoo News reports: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on newly appointed acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling. Whitaker, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, succeeded Sessions Wednesday after the one-time Alabama senator resigned at Trump’s direction. Whitaker criticized Mueller for …

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MONACO: Russian Billionaire Targeted By Mueller For Links To Trump Gets Arrested On Corruption Charges

Radio Free Europe reports: A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was arrested Tuesday in Monaco on corruption charges. Dmitri Rybolovlev, president of AS Monaco, was taken into custody by Monacan authorities on Tuesday and is under investigation for charges of …

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Roger Stone Blasts “Treacherous” Steve Bannon

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone has written a column for the far-right Daily Caller titled “The Treachery Of Steve Bannon.” An excerpt: The Washington Post reported that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon testified for the Grand Jury yesterday regarding his communications with me regarding the Wikileaks disclosures in October 2016. Bannon’s animus toward me stems from a column …

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Mueller Grills Bannon On Roger Stone/Wikileaks Link

The New York Times reports: When the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, appeared on a video link from Europe a month before the 2016 presidential election and vaguely promised to release a flood of purloined documents related to the race, the head of Donald J. Trump’s campaign, Stephen K. Bannon, was interested. He emailed the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr., …

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Carter Page To Host Midterms Election Special

The Hill reports: Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page has been awarded his own program on the conservative cable outlet One America News Network (OAN). Page, 47, who has appeared on the network before, will launch “America in the World With Carter Page” this Saturday with a focus on the upcoming midterm elections. The one-off special will have to two …

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Special Counsel’s Office Notifies FBI Of Scheme To Bribe Women To Fabricate Sexual Allegations Against Mueller

The Atlantic reports: An alleged scheme to pay off women to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been referred to the FBI for further investigation, according to a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, Peter Carr. “When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, …

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Assange: Ecuador Wants To Hand Me Over To The US

Reuters reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States, citing new rules governing his residence at the Andean nation’s diplomatic mission as evidence. Assange spoke from the embassy via teleconference at the first hearing in Quito of his lawsuit challenging …

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RUSSIA: Notorious Christian MP Forces Shutdown Of LGBT Film Festival By Claiming “Hostage Crisis” [VIDEO]

The Moscow Times reports: State Duma deputy and notorious anti-gay crusader Vitaly Milonov reportedly attempted to shut down Russia’s only LGBT film festival on its opening night. The St. Petersburg-based Fontanka news website reported that the deputy, accompanied by six men, physically blocked the entrance to the “Side by Side” film festival. In footage posted online, the lawmaker is heard …

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REPORT: Mueller Is Closing In On Birther Jerome Corsi

NBC News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has obtained communications suggesting that a right-wing conspiracy theorist might have had advance knowledge that the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman had been stolen and handed to WikiLeaks, a source familiar with the investigation told NBC News. Mueller’s team has spent months investigating whether the conspiracy theorist, Jerome Corsi, learned before …

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Mueller Probes Roger Stone-Wikileaks Connection

The Washington Post reports: In recent weeks, a grand jury in Washington has listened to more than a dozen hours of testimony and FBI technicians have pored over gigabytes of electronic messages as part of the special counsel’s quest to solve one burning mystery: Did longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone — or any other associate of the president — have …

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Kremlin Vows New Nukes If Trump Leaves Treaty

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from …

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Trump To Pull US Out Of Nuke Treaty With Russia

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said Saturday night that he will withdraw from a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the Soviet Union, accusing Russia of violating the pact. The Cold War-era treaty required both countries to eliminate short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles from their arsenals. “Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so …

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Russian Woman Charged With Interfering In Midterms, Created Thousands Of Fake Social Media Accounts

CNBC reports: A Russian woman has been charged with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, authorities said. Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is accused of using using social media platforms to create thousands of social media and e-mail accounts that purported to be from Americans, to “amplify divisive social media and political content.” Prosecutors claim Khusyaynova is …

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Putin: Nuked Russians Will Go To Heaven As Martyrs

Agence France-Presse reports: Russians will “go to heaven” as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. “We have no concept of a preemptive strike,” Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience. …

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Putin Blames US For Murdered Saudi Journalist

Politico reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appeared to hold the United States partially accountable for the case of Washington Post journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and is believed to have been killed. “As far as I know, the journalist who went missing used to live in the USA. …

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REPORT: Mueller To Issue Key Findings After Midterms

The Chicago Tribune reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of …

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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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