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    Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes
    Mar03

    Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

    WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador. Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator who was an early and high-ranking player in...

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 
    Mar03

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 

    Lawmakers Thursday unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September as President Donald Trump has vowed to add billions more for what he’s described as a depleted American military. The legislation, crafted by House and Senate negotiators from both parties, tracks the funding levels for...

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria
    Mar03

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria

    A month before the November elections, Donald Trump Jr. attended a meeting in Paris to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible U.S.-Russian cooperation in the region. The Wall Street Journal now reports he was paid at least $50,000 to attend that meeting. Donald Trump Jr. addressed a dinner on Oct. 11 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, hosted by the...

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?
    Mar03

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?

    With the Trump administration getting its policy framework in gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the lack of progress to date in implementing the key political terms of the Minsk 2 ceasefire deal, agreed to in February 2015 between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany and intended to ensure a lasting peace in Ukraine....

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling
    Mar03

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling

    WASHINGTON: With his administration on the defensive over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election, US President Donald Trump is no longer tweeting praise for his Kremlin counterpart. Less than five weeks after he took office, the chances of a spring thaw in relations between Washington and Moscow – once buoyed...

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes
    Mar03

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes

    WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew on Thursday from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after it emerged he had had contacts with Russian officials while involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign. But Sessions, a long-time US senator before becoming the country’s top law...

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All
    Mar03

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All

    Gary Hart Politics, Eurasia A nonpartisan commission can finally shed light on Trump’s problem that just won’t go away. Presidents in the past, most notably Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush with Vladimir Putin, have committed what might be called the “buddy fallacy” where U.S.-Russian relations were concerned. That...

    Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign
    Mar03

    Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign

    Bush's top ethics lawyer: while it is "debatable" whether Sessions perjured himself during his Senate confirmation hearing, he now needs to resign. President George W. Bush’s top ethics lawyer told Business Insider on Thursday that while it was “debatable” whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself...

    Discordant notes
    Mar03

    Discordant notes

    Russian nationalists urge a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, as Ukraine prepares to host it. …read more Source:...

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe
    Mar03

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he would recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation that relates to the 2016 presidential campaign. “He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks,” @TomFitton says. “My staff recommended recusal. They said since I was involved in this campaign, I cannot be...