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    Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta
    Oct23

    Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta

    Robert Mueller (Credit: Getty/Andrew Burton) Much like the mid-90s saw story after story showing how extensive Chinese government operations within U.S. politics were, the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election is demonstrating the size of Russia’s. That’s the overall takeaway from a series of news reports, including one from NBC...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating a top Democratic lobbyist
    Oct23

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating a top Democratic lobbyist

    Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, is under scrutiny in the expanding Russia investigation. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian interference has a new subject: well-known Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta. According to Tom Winter and Julia Ainsley of NBC News, an inquiry by...

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Bureau Says Raids Odesa Mayor’s Home, Office
    Oct23

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Bureau Says Raids Odesa Mayor’s Home, Office

    Ukrainian anticorruption investigators have raided the home and office of the mayor of the Black Sea port of Odesa, who is at the center of an embezzlement probe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Detained Azerbaijani Opposition Journalist Appeals Ukrainian Court Ruling
    Oct23

    Detained Azerbaijani Opposition Journalist Appeals Ukrainian Court Ruling

    A self-exiled Azerbaijani opposition journalist has appealed a Ukrainian court’s decision to keep him jailed while authorities in Kyiv determine whether he should be extradited to Baku. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript
    Oct23

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.Susan Glasser: Hi, it’s Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I’m delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United States, Red Famine: Stalin’s War...

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’
    Oct23

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.What if we’re wrong about Vladimir Putin?To read the U.S. coverage these days about the Russian president, you’d think he’s 10 feet tall, a puppetmaster who merely has to yank the strings of his hacker army in the Kremlin to make...

    Club Fed
    Oct23

    Club Fed

    When Robert Mueller was tapped to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, white-collar defense attorneys in Washington pumped their fists and readied their invoices. Donald Trump and his inner circle have hit up practically every white-shoe law firm in town: Covington & Burling, Miller & Chevalier, Morgan...

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant
    Oct23

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant

    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, volume II, Stephen Kotkin, Penguin Press 1119 pp. In April 1934, the poet Osip Mandelstam bumped into Boris Pasternak on a Moscow street. He recited verses that he had read a few weeks earlier to a few intimate friends. The verses ridiculed a “Kremlin highlander” with a criminal past and part Ossetian...

    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia
    Oct23

    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is traveling to Ukraine and Estonia to host meetings on the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and other issues. The Democrat is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation. Murphy is scheduled … …read...

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine
    Oct22

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine

    RFE/RL has condemned what it calls the “intimidation’ of one of its journalists in Ukraine, calling it part of “a pattern of threats and harassment” targeting its investigative reporters in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...