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    Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality
    Nov01

    Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality

    Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) The ink was barely dry on the first indictments and pleading from special counsel Robert Mueller, and the country was already hearing two vastly different accounts of what’s at stake, what it means and where we go from here. Those...

    Woman Suspected In Killing Ukrainian Regional Security Officer Arrested
    Nov01

    Woman Suspected In Killing Ukrainian Regional Security Officer Arrested

    Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) chief Vasyl Hrytsak says a woman suspected of killing a top regional security officer earlier this year in the southeastern city of Mariupol has been arrested. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine doesn’t want him. Georgia wants to arrest him. Saakashvili stirs things up.
    Nov01

    Ukraine doesn’t want him. Georgia wants to arrest him. Saakashvili stirs things up.

    Georgia’s former president has returned to Ukraine to launch a protest movement. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukrainians cheered by news of Manafort’s indictment
    Nov01

    Ukrainians cheered by news of Manafort’s indictment

    Prosecutors in Kiev are still trying to put together a corruption case against the former regime. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Assassinations in Ukraine’s Capital Raise Spectre of a Russian ‘Shadow War’
    Nov01

    Assassinations in Ukraine’s Capital Raise Spectre of a Russian ‘Shadow War’

    KYIV, Ukraine—A Chechen woman who had fought on the side of Ukrainian forces against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine died in a brazen vehicular ambush on the outskirts of Kyiv on Monday. The ambush underscored what some Ukrainian government officials and security analysts suspect is part of a larger Russian shadow war...

    Podesta’s downfall sends shock waves through K Street
    Nov01

    Podesta’s downfall sends shock waves through K Street

    Washington lobbyists who represent foreign powers have taken comfort for decades in the fact that the Justice Department rarely goes after them for potentially breaking the law. That all changed on Monday.The news of Tony Podesta’s resignation from his namesake firm and indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates sent K Street scrambling, as...

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case
    Nov01

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case

    A top Ukrainian official says Russia should provide U.S. investigators with access to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after his rule was toppled in Ukraine’s Maidan revolution of 2014. Dmitry Shymkiv, the deputy head of the administration of President Petro Poroshenko, said access to Yanukovych could prove...

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk
    Nov01

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort keeps three U.S. passports with different identification numbers and submitted 10 passport applications in as many years, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed in a new court filing Tuesday arguing that Manafort poses a significant flight risk. The...

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists
    Nov01

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists

    Last week, Moscow was shaken by a murder attempt on a journalist at the independent, liberal radio station Echo of Moscow. Tatiana Felgengauer, 32, miraculously survived after a man walked into the station’s Moscow studio and stabbed her in the neck.Vladimir Putin spoke up about the assault yesterday, describing it as the unfortunate but...

    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe
    Nov01

    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe

    The lobbying group co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, being mentioned indirectly Monday in the 12-count indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. The Podesta Group has been identified in news reports as...