Tag Archives: Russia

Trump Abruptly Cancels G20 Meeting With Putin

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina. Trump blamed the cancellation on the failure of Russia to return ship and sailors recently seized from Ukraine. But the announcement of the scuttled meeting came an hour after he told reporters that he would probably …

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Fox News Legal Analyst: Cohen’s Plea Is The Tip Of The Iceberg, The Rest Of The Iceberg Is In Mueller’s Office

Fox News reports: Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday reacted to an “extraordinary” series of developments in Robert Mueller’s investigation, saying the special counsel’s “road map” for attempting to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is coming into focus. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to …

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Hair Furor Rages: Michael Cohen Is A “Not Very Smart Weak Person” Who Is Lying To Get A Reduced Sentence

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday bashed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for pleading guilty to lying in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cohen is a “weak person,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “There would have been nothing wrong if I did do it,” Trump said Thursday of the Trump Tower Moscow project. …

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REVEALED: Cohen Lied About Trump Tower Moscow Project, Which Was Still Under Consideration In 2017

Vox reports: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has cut a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reports. The deal was announced in a New York federal court Thursday. As part of the deal, Cohen will admit making false statements to Congress committees investigating the Russia scandal. The Associated Press reports that the false statements relate to …

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Jerome Corsi: I “Absolutely” Intended To Get Hillary’s Stolen Emails To Help Trump, But So What? [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi agreed in a new interview that he “absolutely” intended to help President Trump’s campaign by trying to get stolen Hillary Clinton emails from Wikileaks. “Everybody in the world who was in news or political operations after July 22nd 2016 when Assange dumped all these emails on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and said …

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FBI Probes New Allegations Against Trump’s Coffee Boy

Business Insider reports: FBI and congressional investigators are looking into a new and uncorroborated claim that the former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos said he was pursuing a business deal with Russians “which would result in large financial gains for himself” and President Donald Trump. A Democratic source on the House Intelligence Committee confirmed to INSIDER that the letter was …

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Jerome Corsi Hires Nutbag Lawyer Larry Klayman

Law & Crime reports: Right-wing conspiracy theorist and author Jerome Corsi has hired a new attorney in an attempt to fight back against special counsel Robert Mueller. Corsi announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he would be hiring attorney Larry Klayman. Let’s just say this news about Klayman, who happens to be the founder of Judicial Watch, wasn’t received very …

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Trump: Pardon For Paul Manafort Isn’t “Off The Table”

The New York Post reports: He’s never discussed a pardon for Paul Manafort, President Trump said Wednesday — but it’s “not off the table.” “It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?” the president said during an Oval Office interview. He ripped special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and …

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CNN Reveals Two Of Trump’s “Key Answers” To Mueller

CNN reports: President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to two sources familiar with the matter. One source described the President’s answers without …

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Jerome Corsi: I’m Not Seeking Pardon From Trump

The Hill reports: Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said Wednesday that he won’t be pursuing a pardon from President Trump after rejecting a plea deal offer from the special counsel that would have allowed him to avoid prison. “My decision to reject the special counsel offer was not made anticipating a pardon, I have no reason to believe or anticipate that …

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BOOM: Manafort Held Secret Meetings With Assange

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a …

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Trump: Mueller Has Only Made People Love Me More

Axios reports: In a book coming Tuesday by Trump campaign originals Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency” (Center Street), the president says the Mueller investigation has helped him politically, per the WashPost’s Phil Rucker. “I think it makes my base stronger,” Trump told the authors in an interview. “I would have …

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GOP Senate Intel Chair: Russia Probe Will Continue

The Hill reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election interference will extend into 2019 as committee members continue to interview witnesses behind closed doors, the committee’s chairman says. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told Bloomberg News on Friday that the committee expects to continue interviewing witnesses next year as the probe is set to begin its third year of …

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POLL: 52% Want Congress To Protect Robert Mueller

CBS News reports: Seven in 10 Americans think President Trump should allow the Russia investigation to continue, and a slight majority think Congress should pass legislation to prevent Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.  Overall, 52 percent of Americans think Congress should pass legislation to protect the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation from being fired, including …

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NRA-Linked Alleged Russia Spy Seeks Plea Agreement

Bloomberg reports: Lawyers for alleged Russian spy Maria Butina have entered into negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to a document filed in federal court Friday. The two sides requested to postpone the next hearing in the case because they are currently “in negotiations regarding a potential resolution of this matter,” indicating that they are working towards a plea agreement. Butina …

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Trump: I’ve Answered But Not Yet Submitted Mueller’s Questions, You Have To Be Careful With Bad Intentions

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn’t yet submitted them. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday that he answered the questions “very easily” this week but added that “you have to always be careful.” The president did not say when he would turn over …

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Filing Shows Assange Has Been Charged Under Seal

The Washington Post reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. …

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REPORT: Justice Dept To Prosecute Julian Assange

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom, according to people in Washington familiar with the matter. Over the past year, U.S. prosecutors have discussed several types of charges they could potentially bring against Mr. Assange, the …

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Hair Furor Continues Freakout Over Mueller Probe

Deadline reports: President Donald Trump took a break from blaming GOP midterm losses on voter fraud perpetrated by hat-and-shirt-switching criminals, to rail about Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, reports his wife embarrassed him into dumping John Bolton’s Deputy National Security Adviser, and his plans to sack his Homeland Security chief. With midterm elections over, Mueller’s investigation has ramped back up. Trump, …

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REPORT: Mueller Eyes Stone For Witness Intimidation

MarketWatch reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing whether former Trump adviser Roger Stone tried to intimidate a witness who contradicted Stone’s account of his relationship with Wikileaks, the Wall Street Journal reported. Stone had previously said he was in contact with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, but he has since claimed he was exaggerating. He has also said …

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