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    Despite the Apparent Bromance, Trump Has Been Tough on Russia
    Mar29

    Despite the Apparent Bromance, Trump Has Been Tough on Russia

    We don’t yet know why Donald Trump seems so fond of Vladimir Putin. Maybe we never will. But the expulsion from the U.S. of 60 Russian diplomats and the shuttering of the Russian consulate in Seattle reminds us that the media obsession with the Trump-Putin bromance hides the reality that U.S. government policy remains as tough on Russia as...

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.
    Mar29

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.

    KIEV, Ukraine – Two years ago, Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian forces in the country’s east, returned from captivity to a tumultuous hero’s welcome. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    The Third Bush Presidency
    Mar29

    The Third Bush Presidency

    The Never Trump cabal can now claim total victory. Unsuccessful at preventing Trump from winning the nomination or the general election, they have instead co-opted his presidency for their own policies and programs. With the nomination of John Bolton, Never Trump interventionists have installed one of the unrepentant architects of the...

    Power Briefing: Bolton said U.S. response to Russia should be ‘disproportionate’
    Mar29

    Power Briefing: Bolton said U.S. response to Russia should be ‘disproportionate’

    THE NEXT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER — JOHN BOLTON on the U.S. responding to Russian interference last month, per WaPo’s Josh Rogin: “I don’t think the response should be proportionate, I think it should be very disproportionate.” https://wapo.st/2urkDxL SPOTTED: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Josh Bolten, Ed Gillespie, Rep....

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia
    Mar29

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia

    President Donald Trump’s pick to be his new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known for his “hawkish” views on North Korea and Iran, but also has pushed for a tougher U.S. response to Russian aggression in the West and around the world. Bolton has said the United States has been clear that it stands with its allies...

    Special Counsel Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy
    Mar28

    Special Counsel Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy

    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was in contact just before the 2016 election with a man he knew to be a former Russian spy, according to a document filed Tuesday by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. The revelation comes in a sentencing memorandum filed about Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer who pleaded guilty in...

    Glavin: The West’s Putin problem isn’t going away
    Mar28

    Glavin: The West’s Putin problem isn’t going away

    Well, it’s a start. After years of deploying the ad-hockery of tepid sanctions and tough talk as the primary responses to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war crimes, his crimes against humanity and his other brazen violations of the United Nations charter in Chechnya, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine’s Donbass, Crimea and not least,...

    No amount of money or prestige is worth taking on Trump as a client in the Russia probe
    Mar28

    No amount of money or prestige is worth taking on Trump as a client in the Russia probe

    It’s unprecedented, folks, and that’s not an exaggeration. Donald Trump cannot find a lawyer in Washington who is willing to take on what would ordinarily be the pinnacle of one’s legal career: representing the president of the United States in a sweeping investigation involving money, spies and international intrigue. CNN...

    Report: Manafort associate had links to Russian intelligence
    Mar28

    Report: Manafort associate had links to Russian intelligence

    By Spencer S. Hsu and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The FBI has found that a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, including during the 2016 campaign when Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were in touch with the associate, according to new court...

    Ukrainian Police Bust Online Market For Military Equipment
    Mar28

    Ukrainian Police Bust Online Market For Military Equipment

    Amphibious armored-personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, off-road transport trucks, tanker trucks, and trailers were among some 200 objects that have been seized by Ukrainian police after being offered for sale online. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...