Tag Archives: Russia

Yet Another Trump Adviser Now In Mueller’s Crosshairs

The Guardian reports: Robert Mueller is allegedly examining a Trump campaign adviser’s appearances on the Kremlin-controlled broadcaster RT, offering new hints about the investigation into possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump’s associates. Mueller’s investigators have asked Ted Malloch, the London-based American academic who is also close to Nigel Farage, about his frequent appearances on RT, which US intelligence authorities …

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REPORT: WH Has No Response Plan For Mueller Report

The Atlantic reports: Nobody knows how the White House plans to respond to the Mueller report—including the people who work at the White House. The special counsel is reportedly nearing the end of his probe. Sentencing memos are dropping. Plea deals are being struck. The president’s legal team expects a response to his written interview “soon.” But while most organizations, …

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US Preps To Sail Into Black Sea Amid Ukraine Tensions

CNN reports: The US has begun making the necessary preparations to sail a warship into the Black Sea, a move that comes amid heightened tensions in the region following Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships and detention of Ukrainian sailors. The US military has requested that the State Department notify Turkey of its possible plans to sail a warship into the …

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Feds Target GOP Boyfriend Of NRA-Linked Russian Spy

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a so-called “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 …

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Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Michael Flynn

In the week’s most hotly anticipated bit of news, Special Counsel Robert Mueller tonight issued a memo in which he recommends no prison sentence for former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Update to follow shortly… Mueller on Flynn: “Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range—including a …

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TODAY: Mueller To Issue Sentencing Memo On Flynn

Reuters reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office will make a sentencing recommendation for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday, in a court filing that is expected to shed light on the extent of Flynn’s cooperation in the Russia probe. Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying …

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Adam Schiff: Cohen’s Guilty Plea Confirms That Trump And His Business Are “Compromised” By Russian Ties

ABC News reports: The leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday on “This Week” that there is now a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who he said confirms that “the president and his business are compromised.” “There is now testimony, there is now a witness, who confirms that in …

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Cohen Claims “Close Contact” With Trump WH Team While Lying To Congress, Requests No Prison Time

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said Friday he was in “close and regular contact” with Trump’s White House staff and legal team when he prepared a statement for Congress that he now says falsely downplayed Trump’s effort to land a Trump Tower Moscow deal during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a filing seeking a lenient …

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REPORT: Junior Is Worried He’s Next To Be Indicted

Vanity Fair reports: Cohen’s plea also re-ignited fears that the president’s son, Don Jr., will be next to be indicted. “Don’s been telling people he’s very worried after today,” a source said. (Don Jr.’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) Mueller now appears to be driving the West Wing agenda, with the principals in a reactive …

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Politico: Trump Is Seething About Cohen’s Guilty Plea

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is more than 5,000 miles from Washington, but Robert Mueller is very much still on his mind. Aides described Trump as fixated on the Cohen news, with one adding that he was fuming about it on the lengthy Air Force One flight to Argentina. On Thursday night, the president, who regularly binges on Fox News …

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REPORT: Trump Organization Planned To Gift Putin With $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

Buzzfeed News reports: President Donald Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign, according to four people, one of them the originator of the plan. Two US law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed News that Michael Cohen, Trump’s …

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Kremlin Reacts To Trump Canceling Meeting With Putin: This Just Gives Us More Time For “Useful Meetings”

Newsweek reports: Moscow has said that President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would give the latter more time to attend other talks with world leaders. “We are flying to Argentina. So far, we have only seen the tweet and the media [on Trump cancelling the meeting with Putin]. We have no official information,” …

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Giuliani: Cohen Is Proven Liar Trying To Save His Neck

“It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization. It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that …

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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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