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    Those Stories About Cohens/Shustermans Lending $26 Million Are Probably Wrong
    May07

    Those Stories About Cohens/Shustermans Lending $26 Million Are Probably Wrong

    This may seem a bit in the weeds. But if you’re trying to make sense of Michael Cohen’s role in all the money transactions being probed by the Feds, as well as the role of Fima Shusterman, his father-in-law, who appears to be his key connection into the Ukrainian immigrant money world, this is an important point. There have been...

    U.S. trains Ukrainian troops for a “counter attack”
    May07

    U.S. trains Ukrainian troops for a “counter attack”

    CBS News rides along with Ukrainian forces being trained by members of the New York Army National Guard to face Russian-backed separatists on the far eastern edge of Europe. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian leader on “hot war” with russia
    May07

    Ukrainian leader on “hot war” with russia

    President Petro Poroshenko tells CBS News’ Holly Williams that his country needs more help from the U.S. as it fights a deadly, grinding war with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Why A Powerful Russian Oligarch Was Furious With Paul Manafort

    Editor’s note: The following article is an excerpt from investigative journalist Seth Hettena’s new book, “Trump / Russia: A Definitive History.” This chapter delves deep into Paul Manafort’s work for Viktor Yanukovych, the Putin-aligned former President of Ukraine, and his other business dealings in the region. Hettena’s...

    Obama-Era Ambassador to Russia: Obama Admin Efforts to Counter Russian Disinformation Were ‘Ineffective’
    May07

    Obama-Era Ambassador to Russia: Obama Admin Efforts to Counter Russian Disinformation Were ‘Ineffective’

    Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that the Obama administration’s efforts to counter Russian disinformation were “ineffective.” McFaul discussed how Russian President Vladamir Putin has used disinformation in the past and he himself experienced disinformation in 2012...

    The Dates Fit Together
    May07

    The Dates Fit Together

    I want to follow up on a point I made over the weekend: the Trump Family’s decisive turn to paying cash as opposed to financing their projects with debt starting in 2006 isn’t just an odd and hard to explain in itself. The shift also dovetails almost perfectly with his shift to reliance on money from Russia and Ukraine. 2006 is also...

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President
    May07

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President

    Vladimir Putin, who has been either president or prime minister of Russia since 1999, was sworn in for a fourth term as president Monday at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution. He will not be able to run for a fifth term as president unless there is a...

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East
    May07

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East

    Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and four wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing
    May07

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing

    In terms of its military presence, Russia has rivaled the United States in recent years, launching major operations in Ukraine and Syria and having rising ambitions in the Arctic. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump
    May07

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump

    The field of “Trump studies” is vast—but disappointingly homogenous. One way to understand its paradoxical scope and uniformity is through co-occurrence searches on Google Scholar. A query for “Donald Trump” and “racism,” for instance, would net you more than 8,000 articles published since 2016 in journals or textbooks or cited in academic...