Tag Archives: Russia

Trump Admits Collusion At Trump Tower Meeting

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump blasted out a tweet Sunday morning — amongst many — declaring that a report he’s worried his son Don Jr. could be in legal trouble is a “complete fabrication.” But he also described the infamous meeting at Trump Tower as a “meeting to get information on an opponent.” That’s interesting, because Don Jr.’s initial statement …

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest 25 LGBT Activists [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Russian police have detained at least 25 LGBT rights activists during a protest in St Petersburg to promote the rights of sexual minorities. About 60 activists gathered at the main square in the city centre, despite a ban being placed on the rally. They held up placards and rainbow-coloured flags, and called for LGBT rights to be …

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Trump Mocks “Russian Hoax” Hours After His National Security Advisors Warned Interference Is Continuing

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month and decried the “Russian hoax,” speaking at a rally just hours removed from his top national security officials decrying Russian attempts to influence US elections. During the rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Trump did not mention allegations of interference or attacks on the …

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Senate Republicans Block Election Security Funding

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-controlled Senate has defeated a push by Democrats to set aside an additional $250 million for states to upgrade their voting systems to protect against hacking and other cyberattacks. An amendment offered by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy received 50 yes votes, 10 short of the 60 needed for approval. Leahy said securing U.S. elections and …

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Trump: Paul Manafort Is Treated Worse Than Al Capone When We Have The “Smocking Gun” On Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports: President Trump suggested on Wednesday that his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been treated worse than notorious gangster Al Capone. Manafort, a longtime Republican operative, is currently on trial for charges of tax and bank fraud in Alexandria, Va. Manafort’s lawyers have said that their client had been kept in solitary confinement in a Virginia jail …

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Rocket Docket: Jury Already Seated In Manafort Trial

Courthouse News reports: A jury has been seated in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. A jury of six men and six women has been sworn in for the trial, and four alternate jurors, three women and one man, have also been selected. Opening arguments will begin later Tuesday afternoon. …

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BREAKING: Facebook Identifies “Sophisticated Attempt” To Influence Midterms Via Fake Accounts And Pages

The New York Times reports: Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political activity ahead of November’s midterm elections, according to three people briefed on the matter. In a series of briefings on Capitol Hill this week, the company told …

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Mueller Docs: Paul Manafort Was Paid $60M By Ukraine

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, earned more than $60 million as a political consultant in Ukraine, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on the eve of his criminal trial, providing the first tally of Manafort’s income there. Prosecutors intend to prove that Manafort made that much and “failed to report a significant percentage of it …

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Trump Claims Mueller Has “Conflicts Of Interest”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday renewed his accusations that special counsel Robert Mueller has “conflicts of interest” in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, citing a previous business dispute between the two men. In a sequence of tweets attacking the special counsel’s credibility, Trump noted that he and Mueller had “a very nasty & contentious …

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Mueller And Junior Spotted At Same DC Airport Gate

CNN reports: The swamp has never seemed so small. Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were spotted — by POLITICO Playbook — at the notoriously dreaded Gate 35X at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Friday. Cue the Twitter jokes. “Avoiding an ex in a confined space like,” wrote CBS Politics reporter Katie Watson. “AWKWARRRRRRD,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin …

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Vladimir Putin Invites Trump To Moscow Summit

The Guardian reports: Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he has invited Donald Trump to Moscow, countering an offer to visit the United States as a possible sequel to last week’s controversial summit in Helsinki. Putin also addressed Trump’s invitation to Washington DC on Friday, saying he and the US president are ready for further summits, including at the White …

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Cohen Told Me Trump Knew About “Everything” In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch said President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen told him several months ago that Trump knew “everything” going on during his 2016 campaign, including about his son’s meeting with Russians inside Trump Tower. A panel on Friday’s “Morning Joe” was discussing a new report that Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge of the June 2016 …

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Trump Rages: Cohen Is Lying To Save His Own Skin

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump launched into a Twitter tirade early Friday morning taking shots at his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, suggesting he is “is trying to make up stories” to “get himself out of an unrelated jam.” The tweetstorm started off on the topic of a New York Times report that Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe is looking at Trump’s …

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Giuliani: Michael Cohen Is A Pathological Liar [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Rudy Giuliani accused Michael Cohen of being a “pathological liar” after reports emerged that he would tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Donald Trump knew about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting before it happened, contradicting the president’s claim of ignorance. “I expected something like this from Cohen, he’s been lying all week. He’s been lying for years,” …

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Cohen Ready To Tell Mueller That Trump Approved In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Politico reports: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that then-candidate Trump knew about and approved the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to a source with knowledge of Cohen’s account, who confirmed a CNN report from …

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Russian Hackers Target Vulnerable Senate Democrat

The Daily Beast reports: The Russian intelligence agency behind the 2016 election cyberattacks targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill as she began her 2018 re-election campaign in earnest, a Daily Beast forensic analysis reveals. That makes the Missouri Democrat the first identified target of the Kremlin’s 2018 election interference. McCaskill, who has been highly critical of Russia over the years, is widely …

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Lawyer Who Met With Junior Has Close Ties To Kremlin

The Associated Press reports: The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts and legal documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served …

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GOP Rep Dined With Accused NRA/Russian Spy In DC

ABC News reports: When FBI counterintelligence agents plowed through the emails of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina’s networking around Washington, they discovered her plan to arrange “friendship and dialogue dinners” with influential Americans. At one dinner, ABC News has learned, in February 2017 at the tony French eaterie, Bistro Bis, one guest who dined with the then-28 year old Russian …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mike Pompeo Testifies On Helsinki Summit

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be in for a rough afternoon on Capitol Hill. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to grill him on the Helsinki summit, Iran and North Korea. While congressional hearings aren’t usually must-see TV, viewers may be in for political fireworks Wednesday. That’s because Trump has angered European allies, held a …

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John Bolton: We Won’t Meet With Vladimir Putin Again Until Mueller’s “Russia Witch Hunt” Is Finally Over

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Wednesday that any meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be put off until 2019 because of special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt.” “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that …

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