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    The Convergence of the Scandals
    Nov03

    The Convergence of the Scandals

    On October 30, special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Rick Gates on 12 charges, including money laundering, false statements, and conspiracy against the United States, related to their work with Ukrainian political entities. on WeeklyStandard.com...

    What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump
    Nov03

    What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump

    (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Five months into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of cooperation between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Americans are seeing the first legal maneuvers in the case. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates surrendered...

    Paul Manafort is a crook at every possible scale
    Nov03

    Paul Manafort is a crook at every possible scale

    The indictments against Paul Manafort include some big numbers—like $75 million in illicit offshore accounts, and over $18 million laundered into the US through real estate purchases. But just because Paul Manafort was being crooked on a grand scale doesn’t mean he still didn’t enjoy the little things. For example … in 2012, Manafort...

    Mueller grand jury investigating top D.C. lobbyists
    Nov03

    Mueller grand jury investigating top D.C. lobbyists

    U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort. …read more Source: CTV...

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington
    Nov03

    What Leon Wieseltier’s Fall Reveals About Washington

    The Beltway has a long history of excusing sexual abuse. Does anyone in Washington still remember Leon Wieseltier now that indictments and a guilty plea involving the political misdeeds of associates of the sexual harasser-in-chief have sidelined the national paroxysm over sexual harassment itself? Even so, we should ponder Wieseltier’s...

    Podesta Group labors to remake itself after founder’s exit
    Nov03

    Podesta Group labors to remake itself after founder’s exit

    Days after Tony Podesta shook Washington by stepping down as chairman of his namesake lobbying firm, the Podesta Group is laboring to remake itself as some staffers and clients eye the exits.Podesta announced his resignation on Monday, hours after an indictment was unsealed charging Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, with violating foreign...

    Poland to Ban Ukrainians With ‘Anti-Polish Views’
    Nov03

    Poland to Ban Ukrainians With ‘Anti-Polish Views’

    Poland plans to bar Ukrainians with “anti-Polish views,” its foreign minister said on Thursday, emphasizing the nationalist credentials of his ruling party that often talks of the “historic wrongs” inflicted on Poles by their neighbors. Witold Waszczykowski said the policy was a reaction to disrespect shown at a Polish cemetery in the western...

    U.S. Judge Turns Down Manafort Request To Ease Home Confinement
    Nov02

    U.S. Judge Turns Down Manafort Request To Ease Home Confinement

    A U.S. judge has turned down a request by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, to release him from home confinement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    YouTube and Facebook Are Removing Evidence of Atrocities, Jeopardizing Cases Against War Criminals
    Nov02

    YouTube and Facebook Are Removing Evidence of Atrocities, Jeopardizing Cases Against War Criminals

    Abdulsalam was in the middle of Friday prayer at his neighborhood mosque in al-Bab, Aleppo, when he heard a crash — a nearby bakery had just disintegrated under the force of a barrel bomb, a deadly metal container filled with shrapnel and explosives, favored by the Syrian military. Scanning the sky he saw the hovering chopper that had dropped the...

    Explainer: The Facts Behind The Now-Endangered U.S. ‘Diversity Visa’ Plan
    Nov02

    Explainer: The Facts Behind The Now-Endangered U.S. ‘Diversity Visa’ Plan

    The Uzbek man accused of killing eight people in the New York City terror attack first came to the United States in 2010 under the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program. Designed to provide permanent residency status to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States, the program is now under fire from President Donald Trump....