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    Gunman Kills Woman Who Fought Russian-backed Rebels in Ukraine
    Oct31

    Gunman Kills Woman Who Fought Russian-backed Rebels in Ukraine

    A couple who survived an assassination attempt in June is attacked by a gunman spraying their car with bullets, killing the wife and injuring the husband. …read more Source: The New York...

    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...

    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 advise...

    Paul Manafort indictment: Money laundering, Ukraine connections but what about Russia?

    They are serious charges, which suggest a pattern of illegal behaviour. …read more Source: Global...

    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...

    Mueller Investigation Claims Casualty in Clintonworld
    Oct31

    Mueller Investigation Claims Casualty in Clintonworld

    The Dems and their media allies had very effectively convinced themselves that the Russians only had eyes for Republicans. The problem with convincing yourself of something that’s completely untrue is that reality eventually begins catching up. Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the...

    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...

    How the Manafort Indictment Gave Bite to a Toothless Law
    Oct31

    How the Manafort Indictment Gave Bite to a Toothless Law

    The indictment of Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Monday is, among many other things, the most significant prosecution of a Foreign Agents Registration Act violation ever.Manafort and Gates have been charged with a litany of federal crimes including conspiracy against the United States and tax fraud. They’re also...

    Vox Sentences: Documents, pompousness, incompetence, Papadopoulos
    Oct31

    Vox Sentences: Documents, pompousness, incompetence, Papadopoulos

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Robert Mueller hands down his first indictments; Kevin Spacey is in the middle of the latest...

    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...