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    Trump’s “No Collusion” Defense Is Falling Apart
    Oct31

    Trump’s “No Collusion” Defense Is Falling Apart

    For nearly a year now, “no collusion” has been a kind of mantra for President Donald Trump and his administration. Trump and other White House officials have tried to muddy the waters of the Russia investigation by arguing that it is a partisan witch hunt and that Hillary Clinton was the real colluder—but “no collusion” has always been the...

    How Paul Manafort Helped Elect Russia’s Man in Ukraine
    Oct31

    How Paul Manafort Helped Elect Russia’s Man in Ukraine

    By the account of his lawyer, Paul Manafort went to work in Ukraine in 2005 with the most spotless of intentions. “[He] represented pro-European Union campaigns for the Ukrainians,” the attorney, Kevin Downing, said in a statement. “And in the course of that representation he was seeking to further democracy and to help the Ukrainians come closer...

    The Manafort indictment is a historic test for American democracy
    Oct31

    The Manafort indictment is a historic test for American democracy

    Mueller, Manafort, and the Trump era’s biggest crisis. The indictment of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort sets the stage for a historic test of the American legal and political systems, which could soon come under new attack from a president who has previously asked his advisers about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and...

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Agency Reportedly Detains Interior Minister’s Son
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Agency Reportedly Detains Interior Minister’s Son

    Reports from Ukraine say anticorruption investigators have detained the son of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wife Of Man Accused Of Plot To Kill Putin Shot Dead Near Kyiv
    Oct31

    Wife Of Man Accused Of Plot To Kill Putin Shot Dead Near Kyiv

    Unknown attackers fired on the car of a Chechen couple near Kyiv late on October 30, killing the woman, Amina Okuyeva. Her husband, Adam Osmayev, was accused in 2012 of plotting to kill Vladimir Putin, and was targeted in an earlier assassination attempt in June 2017. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, with videos courtesy of lb.ua, Kyiv Police,...

    Wife of man accused of plotting to kill Putin shot dead
    Oct31

    Wife of man accused of plotting to kill Putin shot dead

    The Ukrainian wife of a Chechen man accused by Russia of plotting to assassinate President Putin was shot dead outside Kiev on Monday in an attack that also wounded her husband, Ukrainian authorities said. Amina Okuyeva and Adam Osmayev were in a car that was shot at from bushes near a railway crossing on the… …read more Source: New...

    Kremlin Says Russia Not Accused In U.S. Indictment
    Oct31

    Kremlin Says Russia Not Accused In U.S. Indictment

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has emphasized that the Kremlin sees no evidence of accusations of Russian meddling in the indictment handed down to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and an associate. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression
    Oct31

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression

    The consequences of Russian aggression in Ukraine must be “unbearable” for the Putin regime — or it won’t stop. That was the message Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman delivered today to a joint meeting of the House of Commons defence, foreign affairs and trade committees in Ottawa. Groysman, who is pro-Western and was viewed by...

    Podestas Embroiled In Mueller Probe
    Oct31

    Podestas Embroiled In Mueller Probe

    ​Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former presidential campaign manager for a brief time, was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury, along with one of his business associates Richard W. Gates, on twelve counts. The charges, which cover conduct going as far back as 2006 and continuing through 2016, include conspiring to defraud the United...

    Mueller’s First Indictments
    Oct31

    Mueller’s First Indictments

    Robert Mueller has made his first strike. He indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, and reached a plea agreement with former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Between 2006 and 2015, Manafort and Gates worked as lobbyists for a Ukrainian political party that is a cat’s paw of the...