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    Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home
    Jul15

    Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home

    The scandal with no name took an accelerating turn this week as the New York Times uncoiled three stunning stories about a June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower where Donald Trump’s president’s kin and campaign brain trust conferred with a Russian emissary and her entourage. The naming convention for political scandals insists that we...

    Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics
    Jul15

    Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics

    How did an organization that reported spending of less than $15 million over two years pay Donald J. Trump’s former campaign chairman $17 million? …read more Source: The New York...

    Is Team Trump Imploding?
    Jul15

    Is Team Trump Imploding?

    There’s still a cadre of loyalists, doing their best to spread lies. But the Trump coalition is coming unglued. For the first time in a year’s worth of reporting on the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election, a series of watershed articles published by the New York Times has placed one of the alleged conspirators inside the...

    What Russians think about Trump and the U.S.
    Jul15

    What Russians think about Trump and the U.S.

    Find all of the stories in our series, Inside Putin’s Russia JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we continue our series Inside Putin’s Russia. There may be no more consequential relationship for the United States than with Russia. Both nations possess world-ending capacity, and may be at the most critical moment since the end of the Cold War. Tonight,...

    Krauthammer: Trump Jr.’s ‘Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion’
    Jul15

    Krauthammer: Trump Jr.’s ‘Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion’

    Syndicated columnist and longtime Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer said that Donald Trump Jr.’s email revelation has changed the Russian collusion story for good. Krauthammer had remained skeptical about President Donald Trump’s connections with Russia during the campaign, but in his latest column, he argued that...

    Kyiv Raids Properties In $800 Million Ministerial Graft Probe
    Jul15

    Kyiv Raids Properties In $800 Million Ministerial Graft Probe

    Ukrainian law enforcement agents on July 14 raided property allegedly controlled by a former official under toppled pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych as part of an $800 million corruption investigation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue
    Jul14

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after their meeting in Hamburg earlier this month on the fringes of the G20 summit. “If the dialogue were to go on, as you’ve said in this sense, in a humanitarian sense, there is the chance to hope that the...

    British Man Imprisoned For Fighting With Separatists In Ukraine
    Jul14

    British Man Imprisoned For Fighting With Separatists In Ukraine

    A British man was sentenced to prison after a court in Britain ruled he illegally entered eastern Ukraine in 2015 to fight alongside Russia-backed separatists against the central government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Paradoxes of Trump’s Russia Strategy
    Jul14

    The Paradoxes of Trump’s Russia Strategy

    It has been a full week since Donald Trump met Vladimir Putin in Hamburg at this year’s G20 meeting—and what a week it’s been. The revelations regarding a meeting the President’s son had with a shady Russian lawyer this past year have cast a pall over his Administration. At the very minimum, the campaign betrayed a profoundly...

    Russian-American Lobbyist Paid to Fight Sanctions Was at 2016 Trump Tower Meeting
    Jul14

    Russian-American Lobbyist Paid to Fight Sanctions Was at 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

    The latest revelation about the Trump campaign’s secret meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016 is that the Russian lawyer was accompanied to Trump Tower that day by Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who was working to repeal sanctions on Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses. The presence of the...