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    Prankster Convinced Rick Perry He Was Speaking to Ukrainian Prime Minister
    Jul26

    Prankster Convinced Rick Perry He Was Speaking to Ukrainian Prime Minister

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster. …read more Source:...

    New Artillery Rounds Will Help Restore America’s Conventional Deterrence
    Jul26

    New Artillery Rounds Will Help Restore America’s Conventional Deterrence

    Dan Goure Security, The U.S. can no longer take its dominance as a given Once upon a time, the U.S. was the world’s sole military superpower. Commentators coined the phrase “the American way of war.” This term referred primarily to the employment of superior air and space capabilities to dominate the initial period of...

    Europe Warns Against Tightened U.S. Sanctions on Russia
    Jul26

    Europe Warns Against Tightened U.S. Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union is pushing back against the House-approved measure to strengthen sanctions against Russia, arguing “America first cannot mean that Europe’s interests come last.”“The U.S. bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the EU’s energy security interests,” Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission...

    Trump’s New Ukraine Envoy Changes the Tune
    Jul26

    Trump’s New Ukraine Envoy Changes the Tune

    Getting tough with Russia over Ukraine but not Syria makes no strategic sense. …read more Source:...

    Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister
    Jul26

    Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister

    U.S Energy Secretary Rick Perry embraces Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, after they made a joint statement in Mexico City, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry...

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters

    Russian pranksters took a shot at U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry when they impersonated Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman in a 22-minute phone call. Perry thought he was having a breakthrough discussion about cyber hacking and biofuel with the Ukrainian prime minister, when he was actually another victim of the pranksters, Bloomberg...

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort
    Jul26

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.
    Jul26

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.

    He was talking to two Russian pranksters. According to reporting from Reuters, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine” with two men he believed were the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a translator. They were actually Russian pranksters who are known as the “Jerky Boys...

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary
    Jul26

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary

    (Credit: AP/Eric Gay/Getty/Tarzan9280) If Rick Perry thought his most embarrassing political moment was forgetting the name of the Energy Department at a 2011 presidential debate, he was wrong. Thanks to a pair of Russian prank callers, the energy secretary has emerged as someone who doesn’t realize that he’s being tricked — even...

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe
    Jul26

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...