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    Russia To Move 2018 Presidential Vote To Day Marking Seizure Of Crimea
    Apr13

    Russia To Move 2018 Presidential Vote To Day Marking Seizure Of Crimea

    Russia is preparing to move the date of the 2018 election that is expected to hand President Vladimir Putin a new term from March 11 to March 18 — the day Russia celebrates its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former Trump campaign chairman set to register as foreign agent
    Apr13

    Former Trump campaign chairman set to register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Former Trump campaign adviser says allegations he acted as a Russian agent are “such a joke”
    Apr13

    Former Trump campaign adviser says allegations he acted as a Russian agent are “such a joke”

    Former Trump adviser Carter Page — reportedly the subject of a secret FBI surveillance warrant linked to his dealings with Russia — repeatedly denied wrongdoing during a Wednesday face-off with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “This is such a joke that it’s beyond words,” Page said of the news, which broke Tuesday in the Washington Post, that the...

    Paul Manafort, who once ran Trump’s campaign, expected to admit he worked as a foreign agent
    Apr13

    Paul Manafort, who once ran Trump’s campaign, expected to admit he worked as a foreign agent

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had a big day Wednesday. Manafort, who resigned from the Trump campaign under a cloud of suspicion about his lobbying work in Ukraine, has reportedly decided to register with the government as a foreign agent. Manafort said through a spokesperson that he decided to file...

    Trump Says U.S.-Russia Relations May Have Hit ‘All-Time Low’
    Apr13

    Trump Says U.S.-Russia Relations May Have Hit ‘All-Time Low’

    (WASHINGTON) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. “Right now...

    Trump allies: Syria strike proves he’s not in bed with Putin
    Apr13

    Trump allies: Syria strike proves he’s not in bed with Putin

    Donald Trump’s allies and aides are so eager to rebuff charges that the president is in Vladimir Putin’s pocket that they’re seizing on last week’s strikes on Syria as the latest proof for their case.Amid a seemingly never-ending stream of revelations about the Trump campaign’s Russia entanglements, White House...

    Don’t Start a New Cold War Over Syria
    Apr13

    Don’t Start a New Cold War Over Syria

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow this week for his previously scheduled official visit with Russian officials. His journey came at a time when the chill in bilateral relations is especially acute following the U.S. missile strikes on Syria in response to the Assad government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Kremlin...

    Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader
    Apr13

    Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will register as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of pro-Russia political interests in Ukraine, his spokesman said on April 12. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Another former Trump campaign member to register as a ‘foreign agent’
    Apr13

    Another former Trump campaign member to register as a ‘foreign agent’

    Another former Trump campaign member says they may registers as a “foreign agent” retroactively for work they did for the Ukrainian government – Paul Manafort, the campaign manager before the election. Sources told CNN that Manafort’s lawyers were consulting with the State Department about whether he should have registered for work he did...

    Don’t Blame Tillerson for Trump’s Chaotic Foreign Policy
    Apr13

    Don’t Blame Tillerson for Trump’s Chaotic Foreign Policy

    Christopher A. Preble Politics, Americas So far, Trump’s secretary of state has been virtually invisible. In his less than ten weeks on the job as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has found himself subjected to almost daily criticism. Vladimir Putin initially refusing to meet with him. In the end, the two men did meet, but made little...