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    Remember how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed for Trump to hire Paul Manafort?
    Oct30

    Remember how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed for Trump to hire Paul Manafort?

    For the past couple years, Ivanka Trump has claimed at various times that she has had no major role in her father’s presidential campaign and that she tries to stay out of politics now that she’s a senior White House advisor. Related Articles With Scaramucci debacle, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner again prove they are lousy personnel...

    Amid Controversy, Putin Unveils Monument To Victims Of Political Repression
    Oct30

    Amid Controversy, Putin Unveils Monument To Victims Of Political Repression

    Amid controversy over his own methods of maintaining control over Russia, President Vladimir Putin has unveiled a memorial dedicated to victims of Soviet-era government repression and said the years of suffering at the hands of the state must never be forgotten. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort masterminded career of Ukraine politician Yanukovych
    Oct30

    Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort masterminded career of Ukraine politician Yanukovych

    Manafort indicted by federal grand jury on 12 charges including ‘conspiracy against the United States’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started
    Oct30

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started

    With the release of his first indictments and a surprise plea deal on Monday morning, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sketched a partial outline of his team’s investigation into Russian electoral meddling and took control of a news narrative that had been increasingly dominated by his conservative critics.Legal experts said the court filings...

    Turkey’s Ukrainian Gambit
    Oct30

    Turkey’s Ukrainian Gambit

    Reading the headlines, one could be forgiven for thinking that Russia has become, all of a sudden, Turkey’s new best friend. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his loyalists are up in arms against the U.S., which they have branded the archenemy. The EU, and especially Germany, has long been on Turkey’s bad side. Vladimir...

    Kiev’s American-style JCC gives low-income Jews the millionaire treatment
    Oct30

    Kiev’s American-style JCC gives low-income Jews the millionaire treatment

    Head of the volunteer department, Alla Shakhova, left, with volunteer Adrianna Golubka, right, at the Halom Jewish Community Center in Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) KIEV (JTA) — This city of 2.5 million residents may be the capital of one of the poorest countries in the Former Soviet Union, but it offers a dazzling selection of...

    What the Manafort and Papadopoulos indictments tell us about Mueller’s strategy
    Oct30

    What the Manafort and Papadopoulos indictments tell us about Mueller’s strategy

    Monday’s big news revealed Mueller’s strategy: treat the Trump campaign like the mafia. Monday’s big Russia-related news shows that special counsel Robert Mueller is treating his probe into election collusion like a mob case — with President Donald Trump potentially playing the role of Al Capone. Early on Monday morning, FBI...

    Here is What I Saw at the Valdai Club Conference
    Oct30

    Here is What I Saw at the Valdai Club Conference

    Anatol Lieven Security, Eurasia The statements and exchanges at the conference regarding relations with the West were of the “he said, she said” variety that have become so drearily familiar over the years. The Valdai Club conference this year took place in an immense, usually empty hotel in the Caucasus Mountains above the town of Sochi. The...

    Who did Manafort and Gates work for in Ukraine and Russia?
    Oct30

    Who did Manafort and Gates work for in Ukraine and Russia?

    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed an indictment against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates, as well as charges against former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty earlier this month. The developments stem from a sweeping investigation...

    Paul Manafort’s Alleged Money-Laundering Scheme Was Exposed Months Ago
    Oct30

    Paul Manafort’s Alleged Money-Laundering Scheme Was Exposed Months Ago

    The charges against Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his protégé Rick Gates, the first in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation, primarily involve laundering money earned in Ukraine without paying taxes or registering as a foreign lobbyist. A main conduit for moving these funds from offshore companies to the...