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    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos
    Nov06

    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Brendan Smialowski) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career...

    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show
    Nov06

    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares significant business interests through a shipping venture in Russia with President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and an oligarch subject to American sanctions, newly leaked documents showed Sunday. Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire industrialist, has an investment in partnerships valued at between $2...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family

    Every single member of Trump’s administration is crooked, Wilbur Ross edition: After becoming commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr. retained investments in a shipping firm he once controlled that has significant business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to American sanctions and President Vladimir V. Putin’s son-in-law, according...

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin
    Nov06

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin

    (NEW YORK) — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to records obtained by the International...

    U.S. commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit, documents show
    Nov06

    U.S. commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit, documents show

    Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, center, listens to President Donald Trump during a meeting with House and Senate legislators in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. At right is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK — Newly leaked...

    Poroshenko, Tillerson Discuss UN Peacekeeping Plan
    Nov05

    Poroshenko, Tillerson Discuss UN Peacekeeping Plan

    The Ukrainian presidential office says President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed the possibility of sending UN peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former Trump Campaign Chief Pledges $12 Million To End House Arrest
    Nov05

    Former Trump Campaign Chief Pledges $12 Million To End House Arrest

    Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has offered to post $12 million in real estate and life-insurance assets in an effort to end the house arrest order against him, court documents show. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here Is How Japan Plans on Killing China’s Aircraft Carriers
    Nov05

    Here Is How Japan Plans on Killing China’s Aircraft Carriers

    Zachary Keck Security, Asia Missiles are too expensive. How about submarines instead? As we approach the day when China will have multiple aircraft carriers, Beijing’s neighbors and the United States are likely beginning to prepare for this eventuality. This is especially true of Japan, China’s traditional rival in the region. While...

    NYT: Carter Page Appeared Before Grand Jury For Mueller Probe
    Nov04

    NYT: Carter Page Appeared Before Grand Jury For Mueller Probe

    Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has appeared before a grand jury working with special counsel Robert Mueller, the New York Times reported Friday. “Page was questioned by the FBI earlier this year and has also appeared before the grand jury as part of the special counsel’s inquiry,” the Times noted, in a report on...

    North Korea, Syria and Ukraine: Trump and Putin Plan for a New World Order
    Nov04

    North Korea, Syria and Ukraine: Trump and Putin Plan for a New World Order

    The presidents may meet for the second time at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week. …read more Source:...