: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: The Atlantic (USA)

    The World’s Worst Negotiation
    May20

    The World’s Worst Negotiation

    Assume that Donald Trump is totally innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that those insisting otherwise are treating the president unfairly.Then reread the latest New York Times scoop: WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I....

    The Self-Pitying President
    May18

    The Self-Pitying President

    When news that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel landed last night, the White House was reportedly as surprised as everyone else. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had only informed the president’s staff once the order was signed.Nonetheless, President Trump took the news in stride, aides...

    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,...

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.
    May17

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.

    For Americans who worry about Russia’s impact on the United States, recent events have provided plenty of fodder. This week, it was a report claiming that President Trump divulged highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, a disclosure that some say is sure to hurt American interests. Last week, it was the news that Trump had...

    Trump’s Disclosures Are Another Win for Russia
    May16

    Trump’s Disclosures Are Another Win for Russia

    In one way, it’s not exactly surprising that President Donald Trump reportedly shared with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak some “highly classified” information about a specific threat from ISIS, setting off alarm bells inside the intelligence community that the president himself had just “jeopardized...

    The Russians Troll Trump
    May12

    The Russians Troll Trump

    It’s hard to imagine how Wednesday could have gone any worse for the Trump White House. But it did, because the Trump White House didn’t see any reason to cancel or reschedule or somehow modify the president’s promise to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would receive Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval...

    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year
    May09

    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year

    When the Eurovision Song Contest starts today in Kiev, Ukraine, one country will be noticeably absent: Russia is sitting out the competition. The supposedly unifying contest has been the stage of tensions between the two countries for the past several years.Ukraine was last year’s winner, and therefore this year’s host country, but...

    In France, the Predictable Has Finally Happened
    May06

    In France, the Predictable Has Finally Happened

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron suffered a “massive, co-ordinated hacking” effort Friday night less than 48 hours before the election—an attack that drew immediate parallels to the cyberattacks that hit Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last year, as well as to alleged electoral interference in other parts of Europe....

    The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition
    May05

    The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

    Senators want to see the communications of several former aides to Donald Trump with Russians.The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is one of several bodies investigating Russian interference in the election, sent letters to Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn, among others, requesting their emails and records of other...

    Pin It on Pinterest