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Mueller’s Russia Investigation Closing In On Paul Manafort

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Special counsel Robert Mueller could be looking to “flip” Paul Manafort, giving President Trump and those close to him something new to worry about.

United Nations Passes Watered Down North Korean Sanctions

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The Trump Administration’s effort to impose sanctions against North Korea suffered a significant defeat in the United Nations Security Council.

Trump Jr.’s Explanation For Russia Meeting Raises More Questions

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Donald Trump Jr. spoke yesterday with Senate investigators, and his answers raise more questions than they answer.

Report: Mueller Has Copy Of Trump’s Original Letter Justifying Firing James Comey

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While the rest of us have been distracted by a hurricane in Texas, Robert Mueller’s investigation continues moving forward.

Trump Sought To Build Trump Tower In Moscow While Running For President

Trump Russia

New reports of Trump’s business ties to Russia are raising eyebrows.

Donald Trump Still Has Russia On His Brain, And He’s Still Trying To Limit Investigations

Trump Russia

President Trump remains obsessed with the Russian investigation and continues to try to shut it down.

Trump Aide Tried To Set Up Meetings With Russian Officials, Report Says

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A new report indicates that Trump campaign officials were seeking contact with Russian officials earlier than we thought.

Trump Thanks Putin For Expelling 755 American Diplomats

Trump Russia

Donald Trump kowtows to Vladimir Putin yet again.

Russia’s Prime Minister Is Trolling The President Of The United States On Twitter

Trump Russia

The President of the United States is being trolled on Twitter by the Russian Prime Minister: The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way — Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) August 2, 2017 The US establishment fully outwitted Trump. The President is not happy about […]

Special Counsel Bob Mueller Convenes D.C. Grand Jury

Trump Russia

Big developments in the Russia investigation that could start making President Trump deeply uncomfortable.

Pence Endorses The Really Bad Idea Of Bringing Georgia Into NATO

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Vice-President Pence is advocating the admission of Georgia into NATO. That would be a bad idea.

Trump Played Key Role In Drafting False White House Statement On Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

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President Trump was apparently directly involved in drafting a false statement regarding his son’s meeting with a lawyer tied to the Russian government.

Shot, Chaser (Russia And Trump Edition)

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These two stories were posted by The Hill six minutes apart Shot: Putin expels 755 U.S. diplomats from Russia Chaser: Pence: Trump hopes Russia will behave better

Jon Huntsman Nominated To Be Ambassador To Russia

Jon Huntsman

A good choice for an important position.

Trump And Putin Had Previously Undisclosed Meeting At G-20

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Is there anyone in the Trump Administration or family who hasn’t held undisclosed meetings with Russians?

Justice Dept. Fails To Comply With Court Order To Release Details On Sessions Russia Contacts

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NPR is reporting that the Justice Department has failed to comply with a Federal District Court’s Order that it provide a list of the Attorney General’s contacts with Russian officials: In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release part of a security form dealing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ contacts […]

That Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Is Looking More And More Like Collusion

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The revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with someone represented as being a Russian government official just keep getting worse.

Mueller Expands Investigation To Include Obstruction Of Justice

Trump Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include the allegation that President Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice

Attorney General Sessions To Give Public Testimony On Russia Investigation

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing tomorrow regarding the Russia investigation amid reports that he had additional contact with Russian officials that were previously not disclosed: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee’s leaders. Sessions will be […]

Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Was Trying To Block Russia Investigation

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Most Americans believe that President Trump has been actively trying to block the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation

James Comey Will Testify Before Congress, And Confirm Pressure By Trump To Drop Investigation

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Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is now expected to testify before Congress next week, and will reportedly confirm previous reports that the President pressured him to end the Bureau’s Russia investigation.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

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Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

Trump Told Russian Officials Of Link Between Comey’s Firing And Russia Investigation

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The evidence that President Trump fired James Comey in an effort to quash the Russia investigation continues to mount.

U.S.-Russian Relations Hit a New Low

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It’s been a bad week for U.S.-Russian relations.

F.B.I. Obtained FISA Warrant For Top Trump Adviser

Trump Russia

A top Trump campaign adviser was the subject of a FISA warrant for at least part of last year.

Explosions At St. Petersburg Subway Stations Kill At Least Ten

St Petersburg Subway Bombing

An apparent terrorist attack in Russia’s second largest city.

Former Trump National Security Adviser Failed To Disclose Payments From Russian Sources

Michael Flynn

More trouble for Lt. General Michael Flynn.

Majority Of Americans Want Independent Investigations Of Russian Election Meddling

Trump Russia

A new poll shows a majority of Americans supporting an independent investigation of the allegations surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia during the campaign: A majority of voters wants an independent investigation into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, according to a new […]

Jon Huntsman Tapped To Be Ambassador To Russia

Jon Huntsman

A strong pick for what is likely to be an important Ambassadorial position in coming years.

Hawaii Sues Trump Administration Over Renewed Muslim Ban Executive Order

Gavel And Scales Of Justice

Hawaii is the first state to challenge the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim travel ban.

Majority Supports Independent Counsel To Investigate Ties Between Russia, Trump Campaign

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A majority of Americans support appointment of an Independent Counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election and the Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia, but we should be careful before taking this step.

Reports About Contact Between Trump Campaign And Russian Officials Continue To Mount

Trump Russia

Another day, another round of reports about contacts with Russian officials and people close to President Trump.

Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

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The story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia didn’t start with Michael Flynn, and it isn’t going to end with his resignation.

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

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New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Investigators Conclude Flight MH-17 Shot Down By Missile Brought Into Ukraine From Russia

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A new report concludes that Malaysia Air Flight 17 was brought down by a missile brought into Ukraine from Russia.

U.S., Russian Agreement On Syria Seems Doomed To Fail

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The United States and Russia have reached an agreement to end fighting in Syria, but it seems unlikely to succeed given that it doesn’t involve the parties actually doing the fighting.

Turkey Apologizes To Russia For Downing Jet

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Turkey has issued a formal apology to Russia over the November 2015 downing of a Russian jet that had briefly strayed into Turkish airspace.

Is Syria Already A Quagmire For Putin?

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Some analysts are already suggesting that Russia’s two month old intervention in Syria is becoming a quagmire. That seems to be a premature judgment, but it’s not accomplishing much more than anything the West is doing.

NATO Admitting Montenegro As Full Member For Some Reason

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NATO is extending full membership to the tiny nation of Montenegro, and there doesn’t seem to be a good reason why they’re doing it.

Francois Hollande’s Quest For A United Front Against ISIS May Be Doomed To Fail

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France’s President has spent the week trying to forge and agreement on an anti-ISIS policy, but the two nations that matter the most also disagree the most.

Tensions Between Russia And Turkey Remain High In Wake Of Russian Jet Incident

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Tensions between Russia and Turkey remain high in the wake of yesterday’s incident, but there are some signs that things are starting to cool down.

Turkey Downs Russian Jet

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A potentially big complication in an already complicated situation.

Russia Confirms Metrojet 9268 Brought Down By Bomb

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Confirming speculation that had already been all but confirmed, we now know that it was a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet on October 31st.

Consensus Continues To Grow That Russian Airliner Was Taken Out By A Bomb

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The investigation continues, but the consensus seems to be growing that Metrojet 9268 was taken out by a bomb.

Politinerds: Andrew Malcom On Russia, China, ISIS, And Syria

Politinerds

Our guest this week on Politinerds was a Andrew Malcom, who makes a return appearance this time to talk about foreign policy issues ranging from Syria and Russia’s intervention in that conflict, the direction or lack thereof in American policy in the war against ISIS and the Syrian Civil War, and the issues at stake […]

U.S. Intelligence: Russian Passenger Jet Likely Brought Down Over Sinai Peninsula By A Bomb

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American intelligence officials are saying that a Russian passenger jet that went down over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was most likely brought down by a bomb.

Obama Considering Plan That Would Get U.S. Ground Troops Closer To Front Lines In ISIS War

Obama ISIS

President Obama is reportedly considering a plan that would put American forces much closer to the ground war in the war against ISIS.

U.S. And Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Airspace

U.S. Russia Syria

The U.S. and Russia have reached a much-needed deal to avoid inadvertent confrontations over the skies of Syria.

Malaysian Air Flight 17 Inquiry Finds Plane Most Likely Taken Down By Russian Missile

Malaysia Air Flight 17 Crash Scene

A Dutch inquiry has largely confirmed what was widely believed about the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Russia Aims For Syria, Hits Iran

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Missed it by that much.

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