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    US, Russia To Resume High-Level Talks Initially Scrapped After Trump Admin’s New Sanctions
    Jul12

    US, Russia To Resume High-Level Talks Initially Scrapped After Trump Admin’s New Sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia are set to resume a series of high-level talks that Moscow scrapped after the Trump administration announced new sanctions. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says that Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet on Monday in Washington....

    Paul Manafort’s ironclad alibi for his meeting with Donald Trump Jr.: He didn’t read the email
    Jul11

    Paul Manafort’s ironclad alibi for his meeting with Donald Trump Jr.: He didn’t read the email

    He didn’t read the email. Seriously. That’s his excuse. A source close to Manafort told POLITICO on Tuesday that the campaign manager hadn’t read all the way to the bottom of the email exchanges on his phone and that he didn’t even know who he was meeting with when he attended the 20 to 30-minute session. Kushner’s...

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn
    Jul11

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn

    Matt Purple Politics, Americas Whatever Trump Jr. did, the numerous causes of Trump’s election cannot be reduced to some hacked emails and a fruitless klatch with a Russian lawyer. The irony here is that Donald Trump has probably been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama was. Ham-handed efforts at forming a joint cybersecurity unit aside,...

    EU Trade Pact with Ukraine to Take Full Effect in September
    Jul11

    EU Trade Pact with Ukraine to Take Full Effect in September

    A broad new trade treaty struck between the European Union and Ukraine will take full effect from September, the European Council said on Tuesday on the eve of an upbeat summit in Kyiv. “This is the final step of the ratification process through which the EU and Ukraine commit to a close, long-term relationship in all main policy areas,” it said...

    Trump Jr. says campaign didn’t follow up on collusion efforts with Russia—but is that true?
    Jul11

    Trump Jr. says campaign didn’t follow up on collusion efforts with Russia—but is that true?

    The Trump campaign’s story—or rather, Donald Trump Jr.’s story, since Jared Kushner and ex-campaign-chief Paul Manafort appear to be deep in hiding—is that Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort met with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer to discuss information damaging to Hillary Clinton. We now know that the campaign knew both that the...

    Ted Cruz literally will not answer simple questions on Trump’s ties to Russia
    Jul11

    Ted Cruz literally will not answer simple questions on Trump’s ties to Russia

    NBC’s Kasie Hunt pressed the senator in the wake of news of Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russia-linked lawyer. Ted Cruz won’t answer straightforward questions about Trump’s relationship to Russia. Approached by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on the Hill this morning, the senator was asked a relatively simple question: “Is Russia...

    Ted Cruz, from Mars, says Obama ‘facilitated Russian aggression’ and he’s ‘glad’ Trump isn’t
    Jul11

    Ted Cruz, from Mars, says Obama ‘facilitated Russian aggression’ and he’s ‘glad’ Trump isn’t

    GOP Sen. Ted Cruz full on jumped the shark Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill, trying to sell reporters what sounded like a Kremlin-approved list of talking points to deflect from the scandal now engulfing the very highest levels of the Trump administration. Cruz dismissed Washington’s Russia “obsession” as the “Democratic...

    The G20 Is Obsolete
    Jul11

    The G20 Is Obsolete

    The optics at the G20 summit in Hamburg were striking. On the one side, the United States. On the other, 18 nations and the European Union. While the dividing issue was climate change, for many, this symbolized something larger. In a video that instantly went viral, Chris Uhlmann of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation put it pithily: “The G20...

    Sebastian Gorka says Trump Jr.’s meeting isn’t a big deal: That’s “what political campaigns do”
    Jul11

    Sebastian Gorka says Trump Jr.’s meeting isn’t a big deal: That’s “what political campaigns do”

    Sebastian Gorka (Credit: Getty/Alex Wong) The deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, argued on Tuesday that when Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer — who allegedly has connections to the Kremlin — in order to gather damaging information on political opponent Hillary Clinton, it’s just “what political campaigns...

    ‘There is no clear direction’: Berlin worries Trump’s Russia problems are hampering policy
    Jul11

    ‘There is no clear direction’: Berlin worries Trump’s Russia problems are hampering policy

    Germany welcomes signs the United States is engaging with Russia on Ukraine and Syria, but worries it will struggle to play a constructive role. …read more Source: Business...