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    Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout
    Apr12

    Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    WASHINGTON — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Headlines for April 12, 2017
    Apr12

    Headlines for April 12, 2017

    Sean Spicer Under Fire After Falsely Claims Nazis Never Used Poison GasJapan to Join U.S. Military Drills Amid Escalation with N. KoreaWashPost: FBI Obtained FISA Order to Monitor Trump Aide Carter PageAP: Manafort Received $1.2M for Consulting for Fmr. Pro-Russia Ukrainian PresidentLawmakers Contradict Nunes, Say Docs Don’t Show Rice Broke...

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
    Apr12

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...

    Lithuania To Push Military Spending Above NATO Target
    Apr12

    Lithuania To Push Military Spending Above NATO Target

    Lithuania will keep increasing military spending after hitting NATO’s recommended level of 2 percent of economic output in the next two years, its finance minister said, as Russia builds up capabilities on the borders of its Baltic neighbors.Relations with the West were damaged by Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and deteriorated...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner
    Apr12

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner

    One day after her network joined the rest of corporate media in cheering for President Trump’s missile attack on Syria, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was back to regular business: seeing Russian collaboration with Trump at work. It’s “impossible,” fellow anchor Lawrence O’Donnell told Maddow on April 7, to rule out that “Vladimir...

    There’s proof that ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied about not being paid by Russia proxies: report
    Apr12

    There’s proof that ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied about not being paid by Russia proxies: report

    (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Paul Manafort and Carter Page, two advisers of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, are officially in the thick of the Russia investigation. The Washington Post confirmed late Tuesday that the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Page, while the Associated Press...

    Can Ukraine Win Over Pro-Russian Citizens in the East—and Finally End the War with Separatists?
    Apr12

    Can Ukraine Win Over Pro-Russian Citizens in the East—and Finally End the War with Separatists?

    So far, the country’s response to the frozen conflict has been clumsy, draconian and self-defeating—but building homes and schools could be the strategy Kiev needs. …read more Source:...

    Manafort firm got Ukraine ledger payouts: report
    Apr12

    Manafort firm got Ukraine ledger payouts: report

    The Associated Press confirmed Manafort’s firm received two payments in the document. …read more Source: The...

    The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Apr12

    The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

    Every 20 years or so—the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how can it be fixed? The discussion, moreover, almost always starts the same way. Having extricated itself with some success from a costly war, the United States then embraces a...

    Former Trump adviser Page says he welcomes FISA warrant against him
    Apr12

    Former Trump adviser Page says he welcomes FISA warrant against him

    A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign says a report that the FBI obtained a secret court order to monitor his communications last summer are “very encouraging,” because it shows he is being made a political scapegoat in the ongoing investigations into potential ties between Trump associates and the Russian...