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    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes
    Mar06

    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has focused his attention on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and in particular on the role Cohen played in two specific incidents involving Russia and Ukraine, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.The Post cited several unnamed people familiar with document subpoenas and interviews...

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev
    Mar06

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev

    LovelessDirected by Andrey ZvyagintsevSony Pictures Classics (2017), 128 minutes Leo Tolstoy famously opened Anna Karenina with the aphorism that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. To judge by his latest film, Andrey Zvyagintsev would beg to differ: In Loveless, the latest Oscar-nominated import from...

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.
    Mar06

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.

    The U.S. State Department has been slammed, including in a New York Times story this week, for failing to respond to Russia’s state-led propaganda and misinformation campaign during and after the U.S. 2016 election. Now, officials say they have an explanation: Tillerson and company were devising a classified plan. That plan, a State...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand In Divisive Attacks On Hungarian Center
    Mar06

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand In Divisive Attacks On Hungarian Center

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has suggested that Russia was behind recent attacks on a Hungarian cultural center in the western city of Uzhhorod. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Sanctions Against Ukrainian Ex-President Prolonged
    Mar06

    EU Sanctions Against Ukrainian Ex-President Prolonged

    EU ministers have prolonged sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 12 of his associates by another year, but lifted restrictive measures against former Justice Minister Olena Lukash and businessman Serhiy Klyuyev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election
    Mar06

    Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election

    Trump has been soft on Russia. That may be changing. President Donald Trump may soon place sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising move given that Trump continues to deny that Russia actually meddled in the campaign. That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told lawmakers during...

    Polish president not welcome at White House over Holocaust legislation, report says
    Mar06

    Polish president not welcome at White House over Holocaust legislation, report says

    Polish President Andrzej Duda at the NATO Multinational Corps Northeast headquarters in Szczecin, Poland Nov. 28, 2016. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) (JTA) — A leading news website in Poland reported that it had obtained documents suggesting that the country’s highest officials are not welcome at the White House over a law limiting discourse...

    Steele's Ridiculous Romney-Russia Memo
    Mar06

    Steele's Ridiculous Romney-Russia Memo

    More from Jane Mayer’s ridiculous Christopher Steele article. This is the tidbit that’s getting a good deal of play in the media. One subject that Steele is believed to have discussed with Mueller’s investigators is a memo that he wrote in late November, 2016, after his contract with Fusion had ended. This memo, which did not...

    Ukraine Authorities Urged To Ensure Safety Of Journalists

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling on Ukrainian authorities to investigate allegations that police attacked journalists covering a protest in the capital last weekend. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency
    Mar06

    Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency

    Trump didn’t hire the best people. He got mired in the Russia scandal as a result. Starting Monday afternoon and going well into the evening, America watched a man melt down on live national television. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg repeatedly called into national television stations, most notably CNN and MSNBC, to vent about a...