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Section: The Intercept (USA)

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides
    Apr20

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

    Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a very mainstream liberal or conservative who...

    A Sanders Campaign Adviser was a Russian. Vitali Shkliarov Speaks Out.
    Apr19

    A Sanders Campaign Adviser was a Russian. Vitali Shkliarov Speaks Out.

    An adviser and operative for the 2016 Sanders campaign was Vitali Shkliarov, a Soviet-born citizen of Belarus. Shkliarov, who had previously worked on the 2012 Obama re-election campaign and for several other successful Democratic Party campaigns, has also become increasingly in demand as a political adviser and campaign manager in Russia,...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner
    Apr12

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner

    One day after her network joined the rest of corporate media in cheering for President Trump’s missile attack on Syria, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was back to regular business: seeing Russian collaboration with Trump at work. It’s “impossible,” fellow anchor Lawrence O’Donnell told Maddow on April 7, to rule out that “Vladimir...

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other
    Mar08

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other

    President Trump has reportedly tapped as his ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) a hawkish critic of Russia who wants the U.S. to arm Ukraine. It’s the latest sign that the administration is reacting to criticism that it is too soft on Russia by pivoting to the other extreme. Richard Grennell is a former Bush-era...

    Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump
    Mar07

    Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump

    Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author who has become one of the nation’s leading Russia experts and one of its most relentless and vocal critics of Vladimir Putin. She has lived in her life on and off in the U.S. and Russia, but as a Jewish lesbian and mother of three children, she left Russia in 2013 and moved back to...

    “Facts Are in the Eye of the Beholder,” Says Roger Stone, Trump Confidante, in Exclusive Interview
    Mar06

    “Facts Are in the Eye of the Beholder,” Says Roger Stone, Trump Confidante, in Exclusive Interview

    The history of the 2016 election is up for grabs. Vying for posterity are two competing myths. One is the Russian conspiracy that elevated Donald Trump into the White House. The other is the “deep state” conspiracy that is laboring to bring him down. The first relies on secret evidence; the second on naked speculation and paranoid hand waving....

    Democrats Now Demonize the Same Russia Policies that Obama Long Championed
    Mar06

    Democrats Now Demonize the Same Russia Policies that Obama Long Championed

    One of the most bizarre aspects of the all-consuming Russia frenzy is the Democrats’ fixation on changes to the RNC platform concerning U.S. arming of Ukraine. The controversy began in July when the Washington Post reported that “the Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call...

    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia
    Feb28

    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

    The New Yorker is aggressively touting its 13,000-word cover story on Russia and Trump that was bylined by three writers, including the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, David Remnick. Beginning with its cover image menacingly featuring Putin, Trump and the magazine’s title in Cyrillic letters, along with its lead cartoon dystopically...

    Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Took Out $19 Million in Puzzling Real Estate Loans
    Feb26

    Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Took Out $19 Million in Puzzling Real Estate Loans

    Paul Manafort, the former Donald Trump campaign manager who resigned over his lobbying work in Ukraine for the pro-Russian government, has taken out over $19 million in home equity loans in New York City in the past five years, in an escalating series of transactions that includes one particularly large and unusual loan from a banker on...

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