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    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.
    Jul26

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.

    He was talking to two Russian pranksters. According to reporting from Reuters, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine” with two men he believed were the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a translator. They were actually Russian pranksters who are known as the “Jerky Boys...

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort
    Jul26

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe
    Jul26

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities
    Jul26

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities

    (JTA) — Eight years after his release from wrongful imprisonment in Russia, the Israeli billionaire Mikhael Mirilashvili was elected to lead the World Jewish Congress Euro-Asian affiliate, representing communities from Ukraine to Singapore. Mirilashvili, who had spent eight years in a Russian prison until 2009 on trumped up charges connected to...

    Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators
    Jul26

    Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

    By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door...

    Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Tricked Into Fake Interview With Russian Pranksters

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry thought he was talking to Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. But the 22-minute phone call he held this week, discussing everything from deals on coal exports to President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate deal, was actually with two Russian pranksters who call themselves the “Jerky Boys...

    How Putin used propaganda to deftly turn Russians against Ukrainians
    Jul26

    How Putin used propaganda to deftly turn Russians against Ukrainians

    Vladimir Putin’s decade-long media campaign turned Russians against Ukrainians and Ukraine itself before he annexed Crimea in 2014. In my book Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime, I explore how Putin successfully fanned the flames of ethnic Russian nationalism, turning Russians against both the Ukrainian...

    Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader
    Jul26

    Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris Climate Accord and … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    The Daily Vertical: Federalize This!
    Jul26

    The Daily Vertical: Federalize This!

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.K. Forces Track Russian Bombers and Fighters Over Black Sea
    Jul26

    U.K. Forces Track Russian Bombers and Fighters Over Black Sea

    The Black Sea is a priority area of reinforcement for the Russian navy following the annexation of nearby Crimea in 2014. …read more Source:...