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    Neck-deep in Russkies
    Jul22

    Neck-deep in Russkies

    Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner; Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Darron Cummings/Susan Walsh/Matt Rourke) Something tells me there are a lot of Salon readers out there who have worked on political campaigns at the national, state, or local level — people who have done everything from calling voters on election day to strategizing with the candidate....

    Trump surrogates channel Clinton administration in denouncing special investigation into Russian meddling
    Jul22

    Trump surrogates channel Clinton administration in denouncing special investigation into Russian meddling

    Newt Gingrich during a July 20, 2017 interview on the Fox News Channel program “Hannity.” (Credit: Photo via screenshot) In an effort to push back against the special investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s top surrogates appear to be reaching back to the 1990s for...

    Trump’s White House is divided over Russia
    Jul21

    Trump’s White House is divided over Russia

    (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) There is a rift between President Donald Trump and both his national security and foreign policy advisers. According to a new Associated Press report, the top White House officials have continued to urge Trump to take a cautious approach when dealing with Russia and things have only gotten worse since a second meeting...

    Trump’s Rasputin: Steve Bannon doesn’t have Russia ties, but encapsulates infamous advisor’s spiritualism
    Jul19

    Trump’s Rasputin: Steve Bannon doesn’t have Russia ties, but encapsulates infamous advisor’s spiritualism

    Steve Bannon (Credit: Getty/Win McNamee) A few days ago, I noted that Steve Bannon seems to be the only member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle untouched by the Russia scandal, which is one reason that President Trump has turned to him to run his war room to fight all the “fake news” about Russia. He’s taken to the task with...

    Donald Trump defends his second, secret meeting with Vladimir Putin
    Jul19

    Donald Trump defends his second, secret meeting with Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a second and previously undisclosed meeting during the G-20 summit. A senior official told The Washington Post that Trump left his seat during a dinner for G-20 officials and approached Putin, who was only joined by his...

    Donald Trump’s deep connections to dirty Russian money: The trail leads back more than 30 years
    Jul14

    Donald Trump’s deep connections to dirty Russian money: The trail leads back more than 30 years

    Partially completed Trump Tower, Dec. 23, 1981. (Credit: AP/Suzanne Vlamis) On Air Force One on Thursday, President Trump actually took questions from reporters but there was some confusion about whether or not the exchange was on the record. The White House later released a transcript that left out a couple of things. Since reporters were...

    Now that a White House insider is implicated, Team Trump may begin to fall apart
    Jul14

    Now that a White House insider is implicated, Team Trump may begin to fall apart

    Sarah Sanders; Jared Kushner; Steve Bannon (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci/Susan Walsh) For the first time in a year’s worth of reporting on the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election, a series of watershed articles published by the New York Times has placed one of the alleged conspirators inside the White House. Specifically, the...

    Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking — did they benefit too?
    Jul13

    Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking — did they benefit too?

    Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell (Credit: AP/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Jonathan Ernst/J. Scott Applewhite) Despite Europe’s clear disdain for President Trump it seems as though he’s over there every other week. In fact he’s arriving in France on Thursday at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron to help celebrate Bastille...

    Tucker Carlson quarrels with guest who makes Charles Lindbergh comparison
    Jul12

    Tucker Carlson quarrels with guest who makes Charles Lindbergh comparison

    (Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew) Fox News host Tucker Carlson got into a heated exchange with Lt. Col. Ralph Peters over whether questioning America’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is analogous to Nazi apologists from the 1930s. “I’m not vouching for Putin’s character. He seems like a shady guy. A strong man...

    How did Donald Trump Jr.’s relationship with Russia start?
    Jul12

    How did Donald Trump Jr.’s relationship with Russia start?

    (Credit: AP) Donald Trump Jr.’s connections to Russia long preceded his recently-revealed correspondence with a lawyer connected to the Russian government in order to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton. As far back as 2008, Trump Jr. was on record bragging that “in terms of high-end product influx into the U.S., Russians make up a pretty...

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