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    Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin
    Apr20

    Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin

    With every passing week we have new evidence of the threat that Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy poses to our democracy, our national security, and the entire liberal world order. Putin’s regime—something akin to an organized crime ring masquerading as a state—has looted the wealth of Russia, subjugated its people, attacked neighboring...

    Democratic party files lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign, alleging conspiracy to influence the election
    Apr20

    Democratic party files lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign, alleging conspiracy to influence the election

    By Tom Hamburger,Rosalind S. Helderman and Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The...

    Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now
    Apr20

    Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now

    This week, the so-called “Five Eyes” security group – Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada – met to talk about cyber attacks, mostly from Russia. The U.S. and U.K. also issued a warning that Russia has been heavily involved in cyber and disinformation attacks. It can no longer be ignored that Canada is one target of...

    U.S. National Security Aide Tells Russia Conditions For Better Ties
    Apr20

    U.S. National Security Aide Tells Russia Conditions For Better Ties

    The new U.S. national security adviser has told Russia’s U.S. ambassador that Moscow must address U.S. concerns on election meddling, the “reckless” nerve-agent attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria before relations can substantially improve. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...