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    Mueller’s First Indictments
    Oct31

    Mueller’s First Indictments

    Robert Mueller has made his first strike. He indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, and reached a plea agreement with former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Between 2006 and 2015, Manafort and Gates worked as lobbyists for a Ukrainian political party that is a cat’s paw of the...

    Wife Of Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Shot Dead Near Kyiv
    Oct31

    Wife Of Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Shot Dead Near Kyiv

    The wife of a Chechen man accused by Russian authorities of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin has been killed in an ambush near Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Who Is Viktor Yanukovych And What’s His Connection To Paul Manafort?
    Oct31

    Who Is Viktor Yanukovych And What’s His Connection To Paul Manafort?

    The former Ukrainian president was named in the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chair. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Mueller Investigation Brings Down A Top Democratic Lobbyist

    Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, blamed “right-wing media” for his decision to leave his namesake firm. The firm assisted Paul Manafort’s work in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Inside White House, a sense of both danger and relief in Mueller’s first moves
    Oct31

    Inside White House, a sense of both danger and relief in Mueller’s first moves

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first charges in his sprawling Russia investigation were a one-two blow that partially caught the White House off guard but also offered a measure of relief, according to several of President Donald Trump’s aides, advisers, lawyers and others close to the case. The indictments of former campaign...

    The sudden fall of Washington’s ultimate powerbroker
    Oct31

    The sudden fall of Washington’s ultimate powerbroker

    Tony Podesta has epitomized the height of Washington influence and wealth for two decades.He has a home in Washington a few doors down from Barack Obama, a villa in Italy, an apartment in New York and a multi-million-dollar art collection. He’s been a K Street rainmaker, holding fundraisers for the party’s top elected officials and...

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum
    Oct31

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum

    Any move by Finland to join NATO would need public approval via a referendum, President Sauli Niinisto told a panel debate on Monday ahead of elections in January. The Nordic country is a member of the European Union but has stayed outside the NATO military alliance in line with its tradition of avoiding confrontation with Russia, with which it...

    The deep roots of Trump’s Manafort problem
    Oct31

    The deep roots of Trump’s Manafort problem

    It was clear from the beginning that Paul Manafort was problematic.When Donald Trump hired him in March 2016 to help him tamp down a delegate revolt at the Republican convention, Manafort’s distasteful associations were widely known in Washington. He hadn’t worked for an American political candidate since Bob Dole, in 1996, and he had...

    Trump Fumes As Mueller’s Investigation Enters New Phase With Charges
    Oct31

    Trump Fumes As Mueller’s Investigation Enters New Phase With Charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Muller’s charges Monday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other aides marked a new phase in his sprawling investigation into Russia and President Donald Trump, underscoring the ongoing threat Mueller poses to the president. Trump immediately sought to distance himself after...

    White House Dismisses 2 Indictments, Guilty Plea in Russia Probe
    Oct31

    White House Dismisses 2 Indictments, Guilty Plea in Russia Probe

    Even though Paul Manafort was indicted Monday on charges that weren’t connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, some legal experts think prosecutors are pursuing leverage for more information. Further, the guilty plea by a low-level campaign adviser could be a more direct link. “If I were [Manafort’s] lawyer, I would...