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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Eyewitnesses Ponder Real Reasons Behind Raid On Kyiv Nightclub, Question Excessive Force
    Oct30

    Eyewitnesses Ponder Real Reasons Behind Raid On Kyiv Nightclub, Question Excessive Force

    Eyewitnesses and human rights advocates say Ukrainian authorities used excessive force when they arrested 17 young clubgoers for drug possession and detained 32 others they described as draft dodgers in an early morning raid on a popular Kyiv nightclub. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    Former Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort, Business Associate Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe
    Oct30

    Former Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort, Business Associate Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States in their dealings with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...