: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment
    May18

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment

    Robert Mueller could face one significant issue with his appointment as special counsel to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: the law firm he’s worked at since 2014 has represented several prominent players in President Donald Trump bid for the White...

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers
    May18

    Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators. Freeland announced the decision Wednesday night in the House of Commons. “Human rights are a non-partisan issue, and I look forward to...

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues
    May18

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Mandel Ngan/AP/Molly Riley/Alexei Nikolsky) After a pair of blockbuster reports this week about Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, including sharing “highly classified” intel with the Russian ambassador, Republicans in Congress have come under increased pressure to distance...

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump
    May18

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump

    The second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in a recorded conversation last summer that he thought then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Spokespeople insist he made the comment in jest. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the...

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’
    May18

    Majority Leader to colleagues last June: ‘Putin is paying Trump.’ Paul Ryan: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’

    The Washington Post has a new blockbuster that puts the whole of the House Republican leadership into complicity with popular vote loser Donald Trump and his Russia ties, but mostly Speaker Paul Ryan. The Post notes that when Ryan and McCarthy were asked for comment, their spokespeople denied it ever happened—“Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan,...

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia
    May18

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia

    Updated on May 17 at 6:43 p.m.The Department of Justice has named Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI, as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump administration and Russia.The Justice Department made the announcement Wednesday at 6 p.m., following 10 days of political...

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Toronto Tower Edition
    May17

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Toronto Tower Edition

    President Donald Trump’s properties around the world bring with them business partners from around the world. Several of these ties have already come under scrutiny: A Trump-branded tower in Baku, Azerbaijan, put him in business with allegedly corrupt officials who are themselves connected with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, for example,...

    Rob Quist’s millionaire Republican opponent has an ISIS problem
    May17

    Rob Quist’s millionaire Republican opponent has an ISIS problem

    The Republican running for Montana’s lone congressional seat has—believe it or not—an ISIS problem, like so many millionaires must. How can they know where all their millions are going? In this case, to a company that has done business with the world’s uber-terror group. Greg Gianforte, the millionaire GOP contender for...

    The Little Girls Orphaned By Ukraine’s War
    May17

    The Little Girls Orphaned By Ukraine’s War

    Whoever in Washington D.C. is responsible for thinking about how to end the violent conflict between Russia and Ukraine, they should read about the tragedy that happened to three families in the Donbas region this past weekend. at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter
    May17

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter

    The German Air Force this month sent the U.S. military a written request for classified data on the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet as it gears up to replace its current fleet of fighter jets from 2025 to 2035. The letter, sent by the Air Force’s planning command and seen by Reuters, makes clear that the German government has not yet...