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    A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort
    May16

    A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort

    Judge Amy Berman Jackson found it was “logical and appropriate” for Mueller to investigate Manafort. A federal judge ruled against Paul Manafort’s attempt to dismiss charges brought against him in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, writing that the charges fell “squarely” within special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority — which means...

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority
    May16

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority

    The judge made it clear that the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority is wide. U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort in his request to dismiss the charges brought against him by the special counsel.Jackson ordered that Robert Mueller’s...

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings
    May16

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings

    Paul Manafort has struck out again in his efforts to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him thrown out or curtailed on the basis that Mueller’s investigation was improper. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday denied Manafort’s request that she throw out the indictment brought in the criminal case...

    Putin drives truck over new controversial bridge linking Russia to Crimea peninsula
    May15

    Putin drives truck over new controversial bridge linking Russia to Crimea peninsula

    In a move Western nations are calling a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opens a bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist
    May15

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s state security agency raided offices of two Russian state-owned media outlets in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday and leveled treason accusations against a journalist, a move that drew sharp criticism from the top trans-Atlantic security and rights group. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, said the raids...

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist
    May15

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist

    Ukraine’s state security agency raided offices of two Russian state-owned media outlets in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday and leveled treason accusations against a journalist, a move that drew sharp criticism … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia Moves to Retaliate for US Sanctions
    May15

    Russia Moves to Retaliate for US Sanctions

    Russian lawmakers Tuesday unanimously approved, in first readings, legislation to retaliate against the United States and other Western countries for last month’s imposition by Washington of sanctions on some of Russia’s biggest companies and business people. One measure would empower the Kremlin to impose sweeping “counter-sanctions”...

    Putin Cements Russian Hold on Crimea with Opening of Bridge
    May15

    Putin Cements Russian Hold on Crimea with Opening of Bridge

    Russia established a physical link to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014, by opening a 12-mile bridge from the mainland. …read more Source: The New York...

    WATCH:  Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
    May15

    WATCH: Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the occasion by driving a bright-orange truck across to the disputed peninsula that Russian troops seized from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
    May15

    Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea

    The 12-mile bridge gives Russia a land crossing to the peninsula seized in 2014 …read more Source: ABC...