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    This Week: Michael Cohen Is In The Feds’ Crosshairs; Rosenstein Forecasts That He Will Be Fired
    Apr14

    This Week: Michael Cohen Is In The Feds’ Crosshairs; Rosenstein Forecasts That He Will Be Fired

    President Trump’s righthand man, Michael Cohen, has been under grand jury investigation for months for alleged “criminal conduct” related to his business dealings, court filings unsealed Friday revealed. Federal agents have obtained cover search warrants for multiple email accounts used by Cohen, and their probe burst into public view...

    While Trump blasts “leaker” James Comey, he wants to pardon leaker Scooter Libby
    Apr13

    While Trump blasts “leaker” James Comey, he wants to pardon leaker Scooter Libby

    Getty/Brendan Smialowski President Donald Trump is thinking of pardoning I. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian nationalists vandalize Soviet-era monument in Kiev
    Apr13

    Ukrainian nationalists vandalize Soviet-era monument in Kiev

    Ukraine’s hard-line nationalists have vandalized a monument to a Soviet military officer and engaged in scuffles with army veterans and other opponents. …read more Source: FOX...

    Police Investigate Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attack On Kyiv Office Building
    Apr13

    Police Investigate Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attack On Kyiv Office Building

    Ukrainian authorities say they are investigating a rocket-propelled-grenade attack on a building that houses the offices of two of Ukraine’s top independent news outlets in central Kyiv as “hooliganism.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin’s — and Donald Trump’s — Great Success In Exploiting the Rise of Nationalist Christianity
    Apr13

    Vladimir Putin’s — and Donald Trump’s — Great Success In Exploiting the Rise of Nationalist Christianity

    Making Christianity great again. Russia has re-elected its self-styled leader and saviour, whatever his weaknesses – even his sins. The revelation that the Russian government may have ordered a former spy’s poisoning should provoke international outrage from Vladimir Putin’s fellow Christians, particularly as the holiest Christian...

    Trump v Mueller Who Gets Who First?
    Apr13

    Trump v Mueller Who Gets Who First?

    The recent raid by the Robert Mueller’s witch hunters on President Trump’s lawyer’s offices shows that we are nearing Act III. The ever expanding search for a crime is reportedly now looking into a campaign donation that was made by a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch to the Trump Foundation in September 2015. The donation was...

    The Most Revealing Moment in Mike Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing
    Apr13

    The Most Revealing Moment in Mike Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing

    Donald Trump’s presidency has been shaped by two Russia storylines. One concerns investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. The other involves a deepening rift between Russia and the United States over issues beyond Russian meddling in democratic processes:...

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer
    Apr13

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer

    Ukraine this week dismissed as unacceptable a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom. Kyiv’s move will further complicate efforts by Western European governments to persuade their Central European counterparts to withdraw objections to Nord Stream 2, a Kremlin-favored pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea to...

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered
    Apr12

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered

    Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: Allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow’s ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States. If driven into a corner by a U.S. attack, Putin is seen as unlikely to sit back. Inaction would threaten his hard-won gains in Syria,...

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries
    Apr12

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries

    CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo confirmed on Thursday that United States forces killed a couple hundred Russians in Syria back in February. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), during Pompeo’s confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state, questioned the adequacy of the Trump administration’s actions in...