Tag Archives: Vladmir Putin

NATO Expels Eight Spies From Russian Mission

Axios reports: NATO has removed eight “undeclared Russian intelligence officers” and reduced the number of accredited members allowed to work for the Russian mission from 20 to 10, a NATO official confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: It’s the first time NATO has expelled Russians claiming to be diplomats since 2018, after Russian military intelligence officers were accused of poisoning …

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Putin Signs Bill: Lifetime Immunity For Ex-Presidents

The Guardian reports: Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that will grant former presidents of Russia lifetime immunity once they leave office. The bill, which was published online on Tuesday, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime. They will also be exempt from questioning by police or investigators, as well as searches or …

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Russians Nominate Putin For Nobel Peace Prize

From the Russian state news agency TASS: The Kremlin did not nominate Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. “You all know that completely different people are nominated for this award, this is an initiative of those submitting the nomination. In this case, [the nomination was submitted by] the …

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Pompeo Warns Putin Against 2020 Election Meddling

The Associated Press reports: On his first trip to Russia as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo warned his Russian counterpart against any “unacceptable” Russian meddling in U.S. elections. At a news conference following three hours of meetings Tuesday, Pompeo said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that any such action by the Russians in the 2020 elections “would …

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Trump: Putin Could Give Me The City Of Moscow And “Enemy Of The People” Media Would Still Criticize Me

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday asserted that the “much” of the media is the “enemy of the people” and blamed Democrats for division in the country as he prepared to head to Finland for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a series of tweets sent while he was aboard Air Force One, Trump vented that he …

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Trump Claims He Believes Putin’s Denials Of “Meddling” In US Election: You Can Only Ask Him So Many Times

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has said he believes Vladimir Putin spoke genuinely when the Russian president denied meddling in last year’s US election. “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. …

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Rex Tillerson: Officials Sent In Melania To Break Up Overlong Meeting With Putin, But “Clearly She Failed”

The Washington Examiner reports: First Lady Melania Trump was sent into President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to get the two leaders to wrap it up after their scheduled 30-minute meeting ran for more than an hour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday. She was unsuccessful; the meeting lasted more than an hour longer after …

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people …

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Kremlin Spox: Putin Regards Trump’s Strike On Syria As An Illegal “Aggression Against A Sovereign Nation”

From the Russian propaganda outlet RT News: President Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.” Peskov also insisted that “the Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons,” saying this had been “observed …

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Trump Earns High Approval Ratings….In Russia

The Moscow Times reports: More than 70% of Russians believe that new U.S. President Donald Trump will be a competent head of state, a survey by state-backed pollster VTsIOM has revealed. Some 40 percent of respondents had high expectations for President Trump, while another 31 percent believed that he would be at least an “average” leader. Only 4 percent said …

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Scrutiny On Trump-Putin Links Intensifies

In the wake of the DNC email hack, many news outlets are scrutinizing the long-running relationships that Donald Trump has with Russia’s business elite and the government of Vladimir Putin. The Hill reports: Fox News contributor George Will says GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will not release his tax returns because they may show “he is deeply involved in dealing …

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