Tag Archives: Russia

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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CBS News: New Mueller Indictments May Come Today

Bloomberg reports: New indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are expected as soon as Tuesday, CBS reports, citing multiple people with knowledge of the investigation. Right-wing author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi told viewers of his YouTube live-stream broadcast Monday that he’d been cooperating with the inquiry since receiving a …

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Jerome Corsi: I’m Being Indicted And Will Die In Prison

At this writing Roger Stone pal and Infowars nutbag Jerome Corsi is live-streaming on YouTube where he reportedly just told viewers that he thinks he will die in prison. NBC is reporting that Corsi has told them that Mueller’s team has told him that he will be indicted for perjury. Corsi’s fans are making donations on the live-stream. Corsi, you …

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Flake Will Attempt To Force Vote On Protecting Mueller

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he will try to force a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of President Trump ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Flake said he and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) will go to the Senate floor next week to try to get a deal on advancing the …

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Trump’s Acting AG Won’t Recuse From Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special-counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation. Since stepping into his new role Wednesday, Whitaker …

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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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