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    The Morning Vertical, December 13, 2016
    Dec13

    The Morning Vertical, December 13, 2016

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Do CIA Revelations Mean Trump Will Be Putin’s Puppet?
    Dec13

    Do CIA Revelations Mean Trump Will Be Putin’s Puppet?

    Click here for reuse options! Now that the CIA has determined that the Russians intervened in the presidential election to help Trump win, the Cold War politics of left and right have been flipped. In 1964, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, a man named John A. Stormer self-published a book called None Dare Call It Treason. It...

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
    Dec13

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

    WASHINGTON — Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming commander in chief over Moscow and U.S. intelligence. Meanwhile, Trump said he would announce his choice for...

    Fired Trump Adviser Tells Moscow Audience How Great Exxon CEO Would Be For Russia
    Dec13

    Fired Trump Adviser Tells Moscow Audience How Great Exxon CEO Would Be For Russia

    Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said on Monday in Moscow that members of the incoming Trump administration have a “great enthusiasm” for strengthening U.S.-Russian relations, starting with Trump’s reported pick for secretary of State, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.“I’m really personally...

    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?
    Dec13

    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?

    When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying.” Yet, Putin is...

    5 roadblocks that might trip up Tillerson
    Dec13

    5 roadblocks that might trip up Tillerson

    Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s ties to Russia represent only one of the obstacles that could block his path into Donald Trump’s Cabinet — and each of them offer Democrats a chance to inflict some political damage on the potential secretary of State.Tillerson would also face certain grilling in the Senate about the investigations...

    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties
    Dec13

    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties

    Former government officials are lining up to vouch for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s secretary of state and they all have something in common – a financial stake in the outcome.James Baker, the Reagan secretary of state who MSNBC reported advised Donald Trump to pick Tillerson, is a partner at a law firm that has...

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets
    Dec13

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

    MOSCOW (AP) — As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival’s demise. In...

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
    Dec13

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

    President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON—Congress’s top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help...

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election
    Dec13

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election

    The American public has been presented with a spectacle the likes of which is unprecedented in the history of modern presidential elections – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has (according to anonymous sources) authored a report that concludes that Russia actively intervened in the American electoral process for the purpose of influencing...