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    US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs
    May23

    US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs

    A dozen prominent anti-Kremlin thinkers and activists have published an open letter condemning a major Washington research organization for hosting an off-the-record round-table dinner for two oligarchs listed on a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 wealthy Russians identified as close to President Vladimir Putin. The Atlantic Council, which...

    Spygates Old and New
    May23

    Spygates Old and New

    Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger join Charlie Sykes to discuss Michael Cohen’s alleged dirty dealings with Ukraine, President Trump’s rhetorical assaults on the FBI, and last night’s Democratic primaries.read more weeklystandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far
    May23

    All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far

    That we know of. According to a recent poll, most Americans don’t think special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered any crimes. But the truth is that Mueller’s team has either indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 19 people and three companies — that we know of. That group is composed of four former Trump...

    Macron Heads to Russia to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    May23

    Macron Heads to Russia to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

    French President Emmanuel Macron heads to St. Petersburg Thursday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, whose support is key on matters ranging from salvaging the Iran nuclear deal to securing steady European gas supplies. Business also is high on the agenda of Macron’s two-day visit, which coincides with a key economic...

    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared
    May23

    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

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    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared
    May23

    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

    LONDON (AP) — U.S. tech company Cisco says that hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine. Ukraine’s Cyberpolice says in a statement that it was possible the hackers planned to strike during “large-scale events,” an apparent reference to the...

    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared
    May23

    US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

    U.S. tech company Cisco says that hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine. Ukraine’s Cyberpolice says in a … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Judge Weighs Whether To Toss Key Evidence In Mueller’s Case Against Manafort
    May23

    Judge Weighs Whether To Toss Key Evidence In Mueller’s Case Against Manafort

    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. grappled Wednesday with whether key evidence obtained by the FBI against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort should be admitted at his trial. Judge Amy Berman Jackson spent the bulk of the hearing discussing the FBI search of Manafort’s storage unit. The main issue is whether an employee of...

    Report: Michael Cohen took $400,000 to fix a meeting between Trump and Ukraine’s President
    May23

    Report: Michael Cohen took $400,000 to fix a meeting between Trump and Ukraine’s President

    President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was secretly paid at least $400,000 to help arrange a meeting between Ukraine’s president and Trump last summer, the BBC reported Wednesday citing two unnamed sources in Ukraine. The payment was made by intermediaries acting on behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an...

    Cohen reportedly got $400K to arrange talks between Trump, Ukrainian president
    May23

    Cohen reportedly got $400K to arrange talks between Trump, Ukrainian president

    President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen pocketed a secret payment of at least $400,000 to arrange talks between the Ukrainian president and Trump, a new report said Wednesday. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, sources in Kiev told the BBC, though Cohen was not registered as a...