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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Hillary Clinton Spotted Cavorting with Focus of Mueller Investigation, Tony Podesta
    Oct30

    Hillary Clinton Spotted Cavorting with Focus of Mueller Investigation, Tony Podesta

    Former Secretary of State and two-time losing Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton was spotted meeting with figures who feature prominently in an investigation into corruption, spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller. …read more Source:...

    Muller Breaches The Manafortress
    Oct30

    Muller Breaches The Manafortress

    Republican supporters of the president had better understand how much trouble Donald Trump might be in — this, because of the news from Robert Mueller’s office today. First, there is the Paul Manafort indictment, as reported by the NYT: Paul Manafort and his former business associate were indicted on Monday on money laundering, tax and...

    Trump campaign aides charged in Mueller’s Russia probe
    Oct30

    Trump campaign aides charged in Mueller’s Russia probe

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference has dramatically escalated, with authorities indicting former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and unsealing a plea deal with a foreign policy adviser who lied about meeting with Russia-linked contacts. The moves are the...

    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...

    Manafort’s Lawyer Calls Charges Against Him ‘Ridiculous’
    Oct30

    Manafort’s Lawyer Calls Charges Against Him ‘Ridiculous’

    A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said that charges against his client were “ridiculous” and stressed there was “no evidence” of collusion with the Russians. Speaking after Manafort pleaded not guilty in a federal court hearing on October 30, attorney Kevin Downing said...

    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...

    A Guide to Understanding the Manafort Indictment
    Oct30

    A Guide to Understanding the Manafort Indictment

    For once, the Twitter speculation was mainly correct. When news broke Friday night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had obtained an indictment, the smart money pegged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. After all, the FBI had raided Manafort’s home and widespread reporting indicated that he had complex and lucrative dealings...