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    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will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena.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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump
    Jul26

    Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump

    The following are excerpts of an interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon senior editor and veteran national security reporter. Bill Gertz: Tell me about your first six months at CIA. CIA Director Mike Pompeo: The agency is frankly in a place where it’s got great people out there doing the right thing,...

    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford
    Jul26

    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford

    Putin’s covert support for Donald Trump has not been the first time Russia aspired to influence an American presidential election. Forty-two years ago, a Russian leader privately pledged his government’s support for a president’s reelection: “We for our part will do everything we can to make that happen,” Leonid Brezhnev said to...