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    Watch Live: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets With Russian Officials in Moscow
    Apr12

    Watch Live: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets With Russian Officials in Moscow

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials in Moscow on Wednesday. The group is expected to discuss Ukraine, counterterrorism efforts, bilateral relations, Syria and North Korea among other issues, according to the Associated Press. The meeting comes after President Donald...

    AP confirms Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ‘shadow ledger’ of secret payments
    Apr12

    AP confirms Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ‘shadow ledger’ of secret payments

    Reports first emerged last summer that Paul Manafort was paid over $12 million dollars in under-the-table funds from pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Funds may have still been flowing to Donald Trump’s campaign chairman even as he was working to put Trump in the White House. It is not clear that Mr. Manafort’s work in Ukraine ended with...

    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...