Tag Archives: Russia

Trump To Meet Putin Without Aides Present

Gosh, whatever will they talk about? President Donald Trump plans to meet one-on-one with Vladimir Putin at the start of their July 16 summit in Helsinki, Finland, according to a person familiar with the plans, before allowing other aides to join the highly anticipated encounter with the Russian leader. The meeting will be the first formal summit talks between them. …

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REPORT: Mueller Accesses NRA’s “Dark Money” Donors

The Hill reports: Legal experts say it’s likely special counsel Robert Mueller secretly gained access to the National Rifle Association’s tax returns as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a McClatchy report. Mueller’s team is reportedly looking into NRA donors with links to Russia and investigating whether some donors used the organization to …

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Pirro On Russia’s Election Interference: Get Over It

“You know what, everybody ought to get over it. We meddled in Israel’s election. Barack Obama, through his State Department, gave $300,000 to a group that was opposed to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu. We do it all the time. I’ve had it on my show Justice, where I’ve had CIA guys say that their job was to go and …

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Trump-Putin Summit Set For Helsinki On July 16th

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin are set to meet on July 16 in Helsinki where the leaders are expected to discuss national security issues as well as the issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Moscow and Washington confirmed the location and date of the summit in a joint statement released Thursday morning. …

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Trump Sides With Russia On Election Interference

The Hill reports: President Trump cited Russia’s denial of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a tweet early Thursday, asking why former FBI Director James Comey did not examine the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) hacked email server. The DNC in April sued the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that they conspired to aid Trump in …

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Paul Manafort Took $10M Loan From Kremlin Oligarch

Reuters reports: A search warrant application unsealed on Wednesday revealed closer links than previously known between President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin. In an affidavit attached to the July 2017 application, an FBI agent said he had reviewed tax returns for a company controlled by Manafort and his …

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Russian Pop Star Linked To Trump Tower Meeting Issues Music Video Referencing Piss Tape And Stormy Daniels

The Hill reports: A Russian singer linked to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting released a music video Monday trolling the allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and depicting figures from adult film star Stormy Daniels to President Trump himself. Emin Agalarov, whose message to music publicist Rob Goldstone set off the chain of events leading to …

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Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty To Leaking Govt Report On 2016 Russian Election Meddling [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Reality Winner, the first person to be prosecuted by the Trump administration for leaking sensitive government information, pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending to the news media a top-secret National Security Agency report about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Her plea agreement calls for her to serve five years and three months behind bars, though …

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REPORT: Mueller Probe Zeroes In On Collusion Angle

Bloomberg reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to accelerate his probe into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russians who sought to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the probe. Mueller and his team of prosecutors and investigators have an eye toward producing conclusions — and possible indictments — related to collusion …

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Paul Manafort Appeals Ruling That Sent Him To Jail

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him over charges that he attempted to tamper with the testimony of two potential witnesses against him. Ten days after U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked Manafort’s house arrest and ordered him jailed, his defense attorneys filed an official notice Monday appealing her …

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Bolton To Visit Moscow To Broker Summit With Putin

Politico reports: National security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week to discuss a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Thursday morning. “On June 25-27, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet with U.S. allies in London and Rome to discuss national security issues, and travel to Moscow …

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Virginia Jail Denies Giving Manafort “Special Privileges”

NBC News reports: Paul Manafort may be in the VIP cell at a Virginia jail — the same one where ex-NFL star Michael Vick once did time — but the superintendent said he is not getting any “special privileges.” The jail’s online database listed Manafort’s name and inmate number and showed he was assigned to the “VIP-1” housing unit in …

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Roger Stone Reveals May 2016 Meeting With Russian, Claims Man Wanted $2 Million To Provide Dirt On Hillary

The Washington Post reports: One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent. The man, who called himself Henry Greenberg, offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, …

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort Ordered To Jail Pending Trial

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Manafort is going to jail. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday morning to revoke his bail, meaning the president’s former campaign chairman will be incarcerated until his July trial. The move came after Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s team moved for the judge to change the terms of Manafort’s bail. Mueller’s team alleged that …

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White House And Moscow Explore Summit In Austria

Russian state outlet TASS reports: Moscow and Washington are exploring the opportunity of a meeting between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Richard Hooker, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia in US National Security Council, told TASS on Wednesday. “I think that both sides are exploring an opportunity to meet, yes. …

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Mueller: Russia Still Has Active US Election Operations

Bloomberg reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russian intelligence services still have active “interference operations” into U.S. elections and that handing over certain evidence in a criminal case could imperil ongoing investigations. Mueller on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Washington for an order to protect voluminous evidence sought by lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, one …

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Treasury Department Hits Five Russian Companies With Sanctions For Cyberattacks And “Malicious Activities”

ABC News reports: The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order aimed at punishing …

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“Web Of Elite Russians” Met With NRA Before Election

McClatchy reports: Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. The contacts have emerged amid a deepening Justice Department investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin [photo] illegally channeled …

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John Oliver: State TV Is Working The Jury [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delivered an update on what he’s coined “Stupid Watergate” in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Mueller investigation—or a “witch-hunt,” according to the hysterical folks over at State TV (Fox News). Oliver broke down the Fox News Army’s three diversionary tactics for swaying public opinion …

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Putin Celebrates Trump’s Call For Russia’s G7 Return

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that he’s happy to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit and welcomed Trump’s call to bring Moscow back into the G7 group of leading industrialized nations. “It wasn’t us who left,” he said. “Colleagues refused to come to Russia on well-known grounds. …

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