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    Paul Ryan tries to deflect on leak that implicates him in a Russia cover-up
    May20

    Paul Ryan tries to deflect on leak that implicates him in a Russia cover-up

    Campaign Action Speaker Paul Ryan is trying out the Trump regime’s favorite defense against damning news—focus on the leaker rather than on the content. In this case, it’s the release of a transcript with a slip of the tongue from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about Donald Trump being on Vladimir Putin’s payroll, a...

    The World’s Worst Negotiation
    May20

    The World’s Worst Negotiation

    Assume that Donald Trump is totally innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that those insisting otherwise are treating the president unfairly.Then reread the latest New York Times scoop: WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I....

    Report: Trump told Russians that firing ‘nut job’ Comey removed ‘pressure’ over Russia probe
    May19

    Report: Trump told Russians that firing ‘nut job’ Comey removed ‘pressure’ over Russia probe

    President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting earlier this month that firing former FBI Director James Comey, eased the “great pressure” on him from the bureau’s investigation into alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Friday. Some have alleged that Trump fired Comey in...

    WATCH: When drawing comparisons between Nixon and Trump, don’t forget Roger Stone
    May19

    WATCH: When drawing comparisons between Nixon and Trump, don’t forget Roger Stone

    Is it a fair or overblown comparison to contrast the propensity for political scandal that Presidents Richard Nixon and Donald Trump acquired, as Sen. John McCain has pointed out? Well, when attempting to make such a comparison, don’t forget to include a key operative connecting these administrations comfortably separated by decades. Dylan...

    Trump allegedly told Russians that Comey’s firing eased ‘great pressure’
    May19

    Trump allegedly told Russians that Comey’s firing eased ‘great pressure’

    President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after the New York Times revealed on Friday that the president told Russian officials in the Oval Office last week that Comey’s ouster takes “great pressure” off him.The Times cited a document that summarized Trump’s meeting with...

    Trump, calling Comey a ‘nut-job,’ tells Russians he fired him to relieve ‘great pressure’
    May19

    Trump, calling Comey a ‘nut-job,’ tells Russians he fired him to relieve ‘great pressure’

    Gotta hand it to the New York Times—this account of Donald Trump’s infamous meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office is just spellbinding. President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to...

    Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe Against Stalin, Beria For Crimean Tatar Deportations
    May19

    Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe Against Stalin, Beria For Crimean Tatar Deportations

    Ukrainian officials have announced a criminal investigation into Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and his secret police chief, Lavrenty Beria, for the mass deportation of Muslim Tatars from the Crimean Peninsula during World War II, which killed tens of thousands. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Venezuela’s collapse and the ‘useful idiots’ of the Canadian left
    May19

    Venezuela’s collapse and the ‘useful idiots’ of the Canadian left

    Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the Bolivarian National Guard during protest against government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on May 18, 2017. On Monday Venezuelans launched a seventh week of anti-government demonstrations by blocking roads, vowing not to budge all day in protest at a deadly political and economic crisis....

    Through the Mist
    May19

    Through the Mist

    The Mist Procession: The Autobiography of Lord VansittartHutchinson, 1958 “A sure way of seeing ahead is to look back.” A cliché, perhaps, yet coming from a memoir by Lord Robert S. Vansittart, top British diplomat and resolute anti-appeaser of Hitler, it carries a powerful message. Principal Private Secretary at Number Ten from 1928 to 1930 and...

    Diplomatic Memo: A Ukrainian Comes to Washington, Urging His Nation Not Be Forgotten
    May19

    Diplomatic Memo: A Ukrainian Comes to Washington, Urging His Nation Not Be Forgotten

    A former prime minister is warning the administration that Russia intends to “set a fire to the whole house of the free world.” Ukraine, he says, should stay on the agenda. …read more Source: The New York...