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    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess
    Jun16

    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess

    The circle of people under scrutiny in the various investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election apparently has widened to include Rick Gates (pictured at left), former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s closest ally on the trail. According to a memo sent out to former campaign officials and obtained by various...

    Trump’s Personal Attorney Cohen Has Lawyered Up Himself For Russia Probe
    Jun16

    Trump’s Personal Attorney Cohen Has Lawyered Up Himself For Russia Probe

    Michael Cohen, longtime personal attorney to President Donald Trump, has retained his own legal counsel to handle the sprawling probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Cohen has hired Stephen Ryan of Washington, D.C. law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, as NBC News’ Katy Tur first reported Friday and Cohen confirmed to the...

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical
    Jun16

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical

    Russia’s defense ministry declared on Friday that it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on May 28, claiming credit for possibly assassinating the world’s most wanted terrorist. If confirmed, Baghdadi’s death would be an important symbolic blow against the Islamic State, depriving a hierarchical...

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?
    Jun16

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?

    Mike Pence; Gerald Ford (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy/Photo montage by Salon) Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to hire his own lawyer for the special counsel investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government can mean one of two things — or perhaps even both things at the same...

    Two Russian Opposition Activists Flee To Ukraine
    Jun16

    Two Russian Opposition Activists Flee To Ukraine

    Two activists from Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s Anticorruption Foundation (FBK) have fled to Ukraine after state media regulator Roskomnadzor launched investigations against them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.K. Probing Whether Ukraine’s Tax Chief May Stand Trial In Britain
    Jun16

    U.K. Probing Whether Ukraine’s Tax Chief May Stand Trial In Britain

    British authorities are examining whether Ukraine’s former tax chief, a Ukrainian citizen who may also hold a British passport, committed crimes for which he could be prosecuted in the United Kingdom after a court in Ukraine ignored evidence they provided, according to the British Embassy in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    Merkel: US must not link Russia sanctions, economy interests
    Jun16

    Merkel: US must not link Russia sanctions, economy interests

    BERLIN — Angela Merkel’s spokesman says the German chancellor believes it would be wrong for the United States to link sanctions against Russia with efforts to promote American economic interests. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and its...

    Trump Transition Aides Told to Save Russia Records
    Jun16

    Trump Transition Aides Told to Save Russia Records

    Members of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team were told to save materials relevant to the federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a memo obtained by Politico and The New York Times.The instruction, which came from the team’s lawyer, Kory Langhofer, details how both volunteers and...

    Ukrainian Police Arrest Suspects In Former Russian Lawmaker’s Killing
    Jun16

    Ukrainian Police Arrest Suspects In Former Russian Lawmaker’s Killing

    Ukrainian authorities say they have detained suspects linked to the assassination of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reports: Trump Transition Team Told To Save Russia-Related Documents
    Jun16

    Reports: Trump Transition Team Told To Save Russia-Related Documents

    A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team told transition and campaign officials to preserve documents related to Russia and Ukraine for probes into Russia’s election meddling, according to a memo obtained by the New York Times and Politico. The memo from attorney Kory Langhofer also stated that officials should preserve...