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    Trump’s New Ukraine Envoy Changes the Tune
    Jul26

    Trump’s New Ukraine Envoy Changes the Tune

    Getting tough with Russia over Ukraine but not Syria makes no strategic sense. …read more Source:...

    Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister
    Jul26

    Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister

    U.S Energy Secretary Rick Perry embraces Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, after they made a joint statement in Mexico City, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry...

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters

    Russian pranksters took a shot at U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry when they impersonated Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman in a 22-minute phone call. Perry thought he was having a breakthrough discussion about cyber hacking and biofuel with the Ukrainian prime minister, when he was actually another victim of the pranksters, Bloomberg...

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.
    Jul26

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.

    He was talking to two Russian pranksters. According to reporting from Reuters, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine” with two men he believed were the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a translator. They were actually Russian pranksters who are known as the “Jerky Boys...

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort
    Jul26

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary
    Jul26

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary

    (Credit: AP/Eric Gay/Getty/Tarzan9280) If Rick Perry thought his most embarrassing political moment was forgetting the name of the Energy Department at a 2011 presidential debate, he was wrong. Thanks to a pair of Russian prank callers, the energy secretary has emerged as someone who doesn’t realize that he’s being tricked — even...

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe
    Jul26

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities
    Jul26

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities

    (JTA) — Eight years after his release from wrongful imprisonment in Russia, the Israeli billionaire Mikhael Mirilashvili was elected to lead the World Jewish Congress Euro-Asian affiliate, representing communities from Ukraine to Singapore. Mirilashvili, who had spent eight years in a Russian prison until 2009 on trumped up charges connected to...

    Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators
    Jul26

    Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

    By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door...

    Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry thought he was talking to Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. But the 22-minute phone call he held this week, discussing everything from deals on coal exports to President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate deal, was actually with two Russian pranksters who call themselves the “Jerky Boys...