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    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians
    May18

    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians

    Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form...

    Russian State-Run Bank Financed Toronto Trump Hotel Through Mystery Buyer: Report
    May18

    Russian State-Run Bank Financed Toronto Trump Hotel Through Mystery Buyer: Report

    Money laundering for politically important projects. A new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that a Trump-branded hotel in Toronto received an urgently needed cash injection via a deal financed by a Russian state-run bank.According to the Journal, government-owned VEB helped former Trump hotel partner Alexander Shnaider arrange an asset...

    Removing Trump Won’t Solve America’s Crisis
    May18

    Removing Trump Won’t Solve America’s Crisis

    America is in crisis. It is a crisis of greater magnitude than any the country has faced in its history, with the exception of the Civil War. It is a crisis long in the making—and likely to be with us long into the future. It is a crisis so thoroughly rooted in the American polity that it’s difficult to see how it can be resolved in any...

    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’
    May18

    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’

    Working in President Donald Trump’s White House is about to get a whole lot harder.Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named Wednesday as the special counsel for investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, starts his job with an unlimited time and budget to pursue leads wherever they go.Veterans of previous scandals...

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment
    May18

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment

    Robert Mueller could face one significant issue with his appointment as special counsel to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: the law firm he’s worked at since 2014 has represented several prominent players in President Donald Trump bid for the White...

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers
    May18

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators. Freeland announced the decision Wednesday night in the House of Commons. “Human rights are a non-partisan issue, and I look forward to...

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues
    May18

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Mandel Ngan/AP/Molly Riley/Alexei Nikolsky) After a pair of blockbuster reports this week about Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, including sharing “highly classified” intel with the Russian ambassador, Republicans in Congress have come under increased pressure to distance...

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump
    May18

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump

    The second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in a recorded conversation last summer that he thought then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Spokespeople insist he made the comment in jest. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the...

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’
    May18

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’

    The Washington Post has a new blockbuster that puts the whole of the House Republican leadership into complicity with popular vote loser Donald Trump and his Russia ties, but mostly Speaker Paul Ryan. The Post notes that when Ryan and McCarthy were asked for comment, their spokespeople denied it ever happened—“Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan,...

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia
    May18

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia

    Updated on May 17 at 6:43 p.m.The Department of Justice has named Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI, as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump administration and Russia.The Justice Department made the announcement Wednesday at 6 p.m., following 10 days of political...