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    FBI raids home of Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort
    Aug09

    FBI raids home of Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

    While multi-million loans from a secret source may buy a nice house, it doesn’t buy protection from this. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee. The search warrant was wide-ranging...

    Watchdog files FEC complaint of DNC work with Ukraine
    Aug09

    Watchdog files FEC complaint of DNC work with Ukraine

    A watchdog group will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Predawn raid’: Two words that just added huge intrigue to the Russia investigation
    Aug09

    ‘Predawn raid’: Two words that just added huge intrigue to the Russia investigation

    By Aaron Blake, (c) 2017, The Washington Post What we know, thanks to The Washington Post’s Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind Helderman: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was served with a surprise search warrant at his home two weeks ago. What we don’t know but would very much like to: Why in the world that was...

    Mueller Closes In on Manafort
    Aug09

    Mueller Closes In on Manafort

    FBI agents directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller raided a home owned by Paul Manafort last month in the latest sign that the Russia investigation is taking an aggressive new posture toward the former Trump campaign chairman.According to The Washington Post, federal agents appeared with a search warrant at an Alexandria, Virginia, home owned...

    The Rich Rides Of Ukraine’s SBU
    Aug09

    The Rich Rides Of Ukraine’s SBU

    Some staff at the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) drive top-range cars, but won’t explain how they got them. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service witnessed a string of expensive vehicles over several days in an SBU parking lot in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Has Launched a Fake News War on Europe. Now Germany Is Fighting Back
    Aug09

    Russia Has Launched a Fake News War on Europe. Now Germany Is Fighting Back

    One morning in November, Simon Hegelich, a professor of political science at the Technical University of Munich, was surprised to get an urgent invitation from the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who wanted to hear more about his research on the manipulation of voter sentiment. Less than two weeks earlier, the U.S. elections had ended...

    Putin in Abkhazia as Georgia Mourns Losses from War With Russia in 2008

    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia Tuesday to express his support for separatists there and in South Ossetia on the ninth anniversary of a deadly five-day war between Moscow and Tbilisi. The Georgian government protested against the Kremlin leader’s visit to Abkhazia’s Black Sea...

    Saakashvili Visits Lithuania, Rallies Outside Russian Embassy
    Aug09

    Saakashvili Visits Lithuania, Rallies Outside Russian Embassy

    Former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili has made a visit to Lithuania, the latest stop in his travels since Ukraine said on July 26 that it was stripping him of his citizenship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Michael Cohen Owes NY More Than $40K In Unpaid Taxes From His Taxi Biz
    Aug09

    Michael Cohen Owes NY More Than $40K In Unpaid Taxes From His Taxi Biz

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s “pit bull” personal attorney, owes New York state more than $40,000 in unpaid taxes through some of the lucrative taxi medallions he owns. The New York Daily News first reported Tuesday that Cohen owed nearly $40,000 in unpaid taxes earmarked to help finance the Metropolitan Transit Authority system....

    Ukraine, Lithuania protest proposed Polish passport images
    Aug08

    Ukraine, Lithuania protest proposed Polish passport images

    Ukraine and Lithuania are protesting a proposal by Poland’s nationalist government to include images in Polish passports of landmarks in formerly Polish cities that are now within the borders of those neighboring countries. …read more Source: FOX...