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    Report: Mueller Investigating 2016 Republican Convention In Russia Probe
    Mar29

    Report: Mueller Investigating 2016 Republican Convention In Russia Probe

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russia-related events that occurred during the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Reuters reported Thursday. Anonymous sources told Reuters that Mueller is primarily investigating a meeting between then-Sen. and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia’s U.S. then-Ambassador...

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal
    Mar29

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal

    Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors...

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior
    Mar29

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior

    “You can never stage or time things perfectly,” laughs Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia. He is discussing the controversial phone call President Donald Trump made last week to Vladimir Putin, in which he congratulated the Russian leader on his re-election. The call surprised White House advisers who’d urged Trump to withhold...

    Russian Convicted In Absentia Of Joining Ukraine’s Azov Battalion
    Mar29

    Russian Convicted In Absentia Of Joining Ukraine’s Azov Battalion

    A Moscow court has sentenced a Russian man in absentia after convicting him of fighting against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month
    Mar29

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month

    Dave Majumdar Security, Should the U.S. Navy be worried? China’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as next month according to official Chinese state media. The vessel, which is designated as the Type 001A, is currently finishing construction at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC)...

    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...