Tag Archives: Russia

Lindsey Graham On Trump Junior: When A Foreign Government Offers To Help, The Answer Is No [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday expressed concern after new details emerged regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer. “Anytime you’re in a campaign and you get an offer from a foreign government to help your campaign, the answer is no,” Graham told reporters. “So I don’t know what Mr. Trump Jr.’s version …

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Email To Trump Junior Promised “Incriminating” Dirt On Hillary To Be Provided By The Russian Government

The New York Times reports: The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton. The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with …

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Russian Lawyer Claims No Kremlin Connection [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin and insists she met with President Donald Trump’s son to press her client’s interest in the Magnitsky Act — not to hand over information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign. …

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Trump Junior Lawyers Up Over Russia Meeting

Reuters reports: Donald Trump Jr. has hired a lawyer to represent him in Russia-related investigations, his office and the lawyer said on Monday, as Republicans voiced concern about a meeting between the U.S. president’s son and a Russian. Trump Jr. hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas, who specializes in criminal defense. Futerfas would not say when he was retained or …

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Sen. Susan Collins Calls On Trump Jr To Testify Before Senate Intel Panel, Trump Jr Says He’s “Happy To”

Raw Story reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) thinks it’s time for Donald Trump Jr. to talk with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Collins told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis on Monday that she wanted Trump Jr. to talk with the Senate Intel Committee about his interactions with a Russian lawyer who promised him dirt on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The …

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Kremlin Disavows Knowledge Of Trump Jr’s Meeting

The Washington Post reports: The Kremlin on Monday said it was unaware of a 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer purported to have information that could potentially damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. President Trump’s eldest son said Sunday that Natalia Veselnitskaya, who represents business executives close to the Russian government had approached him in June 2016, …

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Legal Analyst: Trump Jr Could Go To Jail Over Agreeing To Meet Russian Agent To Get Dirt On Hillary [VIDEO]

The Week reports: MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller said Trump’s statement in and of itself could be the potential confession of a crime. “You know, it is a crime to solicit or accept anything of value from a foreign national in a campaign,” Miller explained to the Morning Joe hosts. “The ‘thing of value’ has never come up …

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Conway Clashes With Chris Cuomo In Heated Exchange About Trump Jr’s Meeting With Russian Agent [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The CNN vs. the White House battle came to a head, Monday morning — in a wild, marathon interview which perhaps encapsulates our nation’s current political discourse better than any television segment in recent memory. Monday on New Day, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway and host Chris Cuomo talked past each other and over each other for 35 …

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Trump Junior Admits He Met With Russian Agent Who Promised Damaging Information About Hillary Clinton

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it. The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman …

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Admits Trump Knows That Putin Lied To Him About Russian Election Meddling

Raw Story reports: Appearing on Face The Nation, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley washed her hands over the back and forth over between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, saying there was mutual deception going on. Speaking with host John Dickerson, the former governor of South Carolina was fairly blase about the meddling conversation between the two leaders despite …

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Trump Contradicts Tillerson On Russian Sanctions

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday said he did not discuss new U.S. sanctions against Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, contradicting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Tillerson, however, told reporters Friday that …

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Putin: Trump Believed My Election Hacking Denial

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump believed his in-person denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote. Putin spoke Saturday after the Group of 20 summit where he and Trump had their first face to face meeting. He said Trump asked him numerous questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the …

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Trump: My Meeting With Putin Was “Tremendous”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday called his highly-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit “tremendous,” marking his first public comments since the gathering. The president, however, declined to offer any clarity on the differing accounts from the U.S. and Russia that have since come out of the two-hour long meeting. On Friday, Tillerson said …

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Putin And Trump Laugh At G20 Summit Reporters After Putin Says, “These Are The Ones Who Insulted You?”

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a laugh at the expense of journalists covering the G-20 summit in Germany on Friday. The two leaders were chatting with each other ahead of their two-hour meeting when the press was asked to leave the room. As the reporters made their exit, Putin gestured to them and …

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Rex Tillerson Claims Trump Opened G20 Meeting By Confronting Putin On Election Meddling, Putin Denied

The Associated Press reports: Tillerson says President Trump opened his meeting with Vladimir Putin raising concern about Russian interference in US election, and that Putin denied playing a role. Putin says he had a long conversation with President Donald Trump, and says that “many issues have piled up, including Ukraine, Syria, some bilateral and other issues.” He says he and …

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REPORT: Chechnya Resumes Anti-Gay Detentions

Buzzfeed News reports: The detention of LGBT people has resumed in the Russian republic of Chechnya, where dozens of gay men were reportedly tortured or killed by authorities earlier this year, according to the activist group Russia LGBT Network. The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported that around 100 people had been kidnapped in the crackdown in April, but …

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Putin To Trump At G20 Summit: “I’m Delighted To Meet You” (Totally Doesn’t Look All That Delighted) [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump called it an “honor” to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and said he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals. “Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who …

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Russia Suspected Of Hacking US Power Grid

The New York Times reports: Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well as manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries. Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security …

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GERMANY: Trump And Putin Meet For First Time

The Telegraph reports: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met for the first time after months of intense speculation about their relationship – and Mr Trump appeared to give the Russian leader slap on the back. The highly anticipated handshake happened earlier and was caught on camera by journalists at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. A …

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Kremlin Spox: If Trump Asks Putin About Chechen Persecution Of Gay Men, There Will Be An Answer

From Russia’s TASS agency: US President Donald Trump’s possible question on the LGBT rights in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya at the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be left unanswered, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. “If there is such a question [on gay rights] then there will be an answer,” Peskov said, pledging: …

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