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    U.S. Tells Russia to Address Election Concerns, Chemical Weapons
    Apr20

    U.S. Tells Russia to Address Election Concerns, Chemical Weapons

    White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia’s ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said. It was the first meeting between Bolton, who started at...

    Bolton and Russian ambassador meet at White House
    Apr20

    Bolton and Russian ambassador meet at White House

    The White House on Thursday said national security adviser John Bolton and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov agree that both nations want to have a better relationship, but cautioned that Bolton said such an improvement will only occur if Russia address “concerns” about interference in 2016 election and it’s actions in Ukraine...

    Massive change needed to fix what’s broken in stumbling Ukraine
    Apr20

    Massive change needed to fix what’s broken in stumbling Ukraine

    There were high hopes in Ukraine after the 2014 Maidan Revolution, where “people power” put a pro-Russian president to flight. Three years later, those hopes have pretty much been dashed, a result of the failure of the government of President Petro Poroshenko to rein in corruption and the corrosive effects … …read more...

    Today We Learned That Manafort Has ‘Millions’ Tied Up Because Of A Money Laundering Count
    Apr20

    Today We Learned That Manafort Has ‘Millions’ Tied Up Because Of A Money Laundering Count

    At a hearing Thursday morning, Paul Manafort’s attorneys made a dense and heady argument that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s money laundering count against their client should be thrown out — and, in doing so, gave us a hint of what might be driving this particular request. One of Manafort’s attorneys, Richard Westling, told...

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ
    Apr19

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “back channels” to Russians trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, a lawyer for the Department of Justice told a judge on Thursday. “He had long-standing ties to Russia-backed politicians,” Michael Dreeben, a lawyer for the...

    Judge raises doubts on Mueller appointment order
    Apr19

    Judge raises doubts on Mueller appointment order

    A federal judge raised doubts Thursday about the scope of the order used to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to probe alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.During a two-and-a-half hour hearing in one of Mueller’s criminal cases against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman...

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ
    Apr19

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “back channels” to Russians trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, a lawyer for the Department of Justice told a judge on Thursday. “He had long-standing ties to Russia-backed politicians,” Michael Dreeben, a lawyer for the...

    Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan
    Apr19

    Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan

    Russia’s top military officer has met with his NATO counterpart, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Manafort Wants More DOJ Records About Scope Of Mueller Probe
    Apr19

    Manafort Wants More DOJ Records About Scope Of Mueller Probe

    Paul Manafort wants to see more records of conversations between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the scope of the Russia probe. Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing argued for that they and the court were entitled to additional Justice Department records in a sometimes contentious federal court hearing...

    Russian, NATO Generals Hold Rare Face-to-Face Meeting
    Apr19

    Russian, NATO Generals Hold Rare Face-to-Face Meeting

    The head of Russia’s military general staff and NATO’s supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti and Valery Gerasimov met in Baku, Azerbaijan, less than a week after the United States, Britain and France staged...