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    White House Dismisses 2 Indictments, Guilty Plea in Russia Probe
    Oct31

    White House Dismisses 2 Indictments, Guilty Plea in Russia Probe

    Even though Paul Manafort was indicted Monday on charges that weren’t connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, some legal experts think prosecutors are pursuing leverage for more information. Further, the guilty plea by a low-level campaign adviser could be a more direct link. “If I were [Manafort’s] lawyer, I would...

    Wife of accused in plot to assassinate Putin killed in Kiev shooting
    Oct31

    Wife of accused in plot to assassinate Putin killed in Kiev shooting

    The Ukrainian wife of a Chechen man accused by Russia of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin was shot dead outside Kiev on Monday in an attack that also wounded her husband, Ukrainian interior ministry officials said. …read more Source: Global...

    Paul Manafort indictment: Money laundering, Ukraine connections but what about Russia?

    They are serious charges, which suggest a pattern of illegal behaviour. …read more Source: Global...

    Indicted Campaign Adviser Remained Closely Tied To Trumpworld Into 2017
    Oct30

    Indicted Campaign Adviser Remained Closely Tied To Trumpworld Into 2017

    Asked Monday about the explosive indictment of two former Trump campaign officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded with a familiar refrain, casting the pair as independent actors whose alleged misdeeds were entirely unrelated to the campaign. “Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the President and...

    Tony Podesta Resignation Follows String of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Violations
    Oct30

    Tony Podesta Resignation Follows String of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Violations

    The resignation of high-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from the firm bearing his name follows a string of failures by him to disclose his advocacy for foreign entities that put him under the microscope of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Podesta’s decision to leave the Podesta Group was announced to the firm on Monday morning,...

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started
    Oct30

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started

    With the release of his first indictments and a surprise plea deal on Monday morning, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sketched a partial outline of his team’s investigation into Russian electoral meddling and took control of a news narrative that had been increasingly dominated by his conservative critics.Legal experts said the court filings...

    Kiev’s American-style JCC gives low-income Jews the millionaire treatment
    Oct30

    Kiev’s American-style JCC gives low-income Jews the millionaire treatment

    Head of the volunteer department, Alla Shakhova, left, with volunteer Adrianna Golubka, right, at the Halom Jewish Community Center in Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) KIEV (JTA) — This city of 2.5 million residents may be the capital of one of the poorest countries in the Former Soviet Union, but it offers a dazzling selection of...

    Turkey’s Ukrainian Gambit
    Oct30

    Turkey’s Ukrainian Gambit

    Reading the headlines, one could be forgiven for thinking that Russia has become, all of a sudden, Turkey’s new best friend. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his loyalists are up in arms against the U.S., which they have branded the archenemy. The EU, and especially Germany, has long been on Turkey’s bad side. Vladimir...

    Trump campaign aides charged in Mueller’s Russia probe
    Oct30

    Trump campaign aides charged in Mueller’s Russia probe

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference has dramatically escalated, with authorities indicting former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and unsealing a plea deal with a foreign policy adviser who lied about meeting with Russia-linked contacts. The moves are the...

    And they had guts to call McCarthy a Witch-Hunter
    Oct30

    And they had guts to call McCarthy a Witch-Hunter

    “McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.” —[Wikipedia, “McCarthyism”] According to criminal charges filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and made public earlier, today, Paul Manafort and Richard Gates face accusations of subversion and treason on...