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    The big questions still swirling around Jeff ‘I don’t recall’ Sessions
    Mar03

    The big questions still swirling around Jeff ‘I don’t recall’ Sessions

    If there’s one thing we know about administration officials of popular vote loser Donald Trump, it’s that they never disclose anything unless they’re forced to. As Sen. Chuck Schumer put it, “They’ll only do the right thing when they’re caught doing the wrong thing.” That’s what led to Attorney...

    Meet the Russian ambassador who brought down Mike Flynn — and may take down Jeff Sessions
    Mar03

    Meet the Russian ambassador who brought down Mike Flynn — and may take down Jeff Sessions

    Sergey Kislyak is the common thread between Trump’s Russia controversies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is recusing himself from the politically explosive investigations into Russia’s interference with the presidential election because of revelations that he’d personally met with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak —...

    Another Trump adviser has significantly changed his story about the GOP’s dramatic shift on Ukraine
    Mar03

    Another Trump adviser has significantly changed his story about the GOP’s dramatic shift on Ukraine

    The Trump campaign’s national-security policy representative for the Republican National Convention, J.D. Gordon, shifted his story about the convention. …read more Source: Business...

    Blumenthal: Sessions needs to give ‘credible explanation’ or resign
    Mar03

    Blumenthal: Sessions needs to give ‘credible explanation’ or resign

    HARI SREENIVASAN: The reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement late this afternoon was swift. Critics say his decision to recuse himself from any current and future investigations into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia doesn’t go far enough. One of those critics, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of...

    Why Sessions’ Russian diplomat meetings are raising questions
    Mar03

    Why Sessions’ Russian diplomat meetings are raising questions

    HARI SREENIVASAN: Questions about Attorney General Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador aren’t limited to Capitol Hill. We explore some of those now with John McLaughlin, a career intelligence official. He was a former deputy director of the CIA. He was also acting director of the agency in 2004. And Michael Mukasey, he...

    Russian FM calls Sessions uproar a replay of McCarthyism
    Mar03

    Russian FM calls Sessions uproar a replay of McCarthyism

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday decried the uproar in the United States over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador as a replay of McCarthyism, voicing regret over the lack of any substantive dialogue with Washington. Sessions recused himself Thursday from any investigation into communications between aides to...

    Ukraine’s Tax Chief Targeted In Corruption Probe
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Tax Chief Targeted In Corruption Probe

    Ukraine’s tax and customs service chief has been suspended from his post amid a graft investigation that marks a rare attempt to prosecute a senior official on suspicion of corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    President Trump’s Untruths Are Piling Up
    Mar03

    President Trump’s Untruths Are Piling Up

    Let’s be clear from the start: There is no evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia to hack the Democratic National Committee’s emails or funnel them to Wikileaks; no evidence that they are puppets of Vladimir Putin; and no proof that the Kremlin possesses kompromat on the president.There are suspicions...

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is the man in the middle of the Trump administration firestorm
    Mar03

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is the man in the middle of the Trump administration firestorm

    (Credit: AP/Misha Japaridze) WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Moscow’s top diplomat is a Washington fixture with a sprawling network, and he has emerged as the central figure in the investigations into Trump...

    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption
    Mar03

    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended for a year sanctions against 15 people in Ukraine accused of misusing state funds.The EU said in a… …read more Source:...