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    Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again
    Apr06

    Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again

    The Trump administration on Friday announced a new set of sanctions against 38 individuals and entities in Russia in response to a “consistent pattern of malign activities” by the Russian government. Among those sanctioned are seven Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska; Kirill Shamalov, the former son-in-law of Russian...

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?
    Dec09

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed evidence late Friday afternoon to demonstrate that Paul Manafort violated a court-mandated gag order by contributing to an op-ed defending himself in a Ukrainian newspaper. In a 41-page filing, prosecutors argue that Manafort, who is on trial for charges including money laundering and...

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?
    Dec09

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed evidence late Friday afternoon to demonstrate that Paul Manafort violated a court-mandated gag order by contributing to an op-ed defending himself in a Ukrainian newspaper. In a 41-page filing, prosecutors argue that Manafort, who is on trial for charges including money laundering and...

    Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine
    Nov10

    Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine

    Congressional negotiators approved a series of measures to counter Russian activities and influence in this year’s annual defense bill, including an authorization for providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid and an initiative to bolster counter-propaganda efforts. The Ukraine security assistance reauthorization comes as the State and...

    Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide
    Nov08

    Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide

    Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, On the 85th anniversary of the “Holodomor,” TWS contributor Andrew Stuttaford talks with host Eric Felten about the Soviet Union’s murder, by starvation, of 4 million Ukrainians. The Daily Standard is sponsored by DonorsTrust. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    The Convergence of the Scandals
    Nov03

    The Convergence of the Scandals

    On October 30, special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Rick Gates on 12 charges, including money laundering, false statements, and conspiracy against the United States, related to their work with Ukrainian political entities. on WeeklyStandard.com...

    GOP Lawmakers Press the White House on Aid to Ukraine
    Sep29

    GOP Lawmakers Press the White House on Aid to Ukraine

    GOP lawmakers are waiting on the White House to act on recommendations from top officials to send lethal defensive aid to Ukraine. Russia has boosted Ukrainian separatists with weapons and fighters in the years-long conflict on the country’s eastern border. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    The Mother of All Fake News
    Sep29

    The Mother of All Fake News

    Watchers of Ukraine’s NewsOne television channel on September 25 were treated to what was suggested to be a congressional hearing in Washington about corruption in the National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU), which is the Ukrainian equivalent of the Federal Reserve Board. The event, which took place in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, Room HC...

    Mattis: Trump Administration Considering Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: Trump Administration Considering Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine

    The Trump administration is considering sending lethal defensive aid to Ukraine, defense secretary Jim Mattis said during a visit there Thursday. “On the defensive lethal weapons, we are actively reviewing it,” Mattis said at a press conference with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The...

    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson
    Aug04

    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson

    Anyone who doubts the power of the bureaucracy ought to look into the quandary confronting ExxonMobil. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at Treasury recently announced that it would levy a $2 million fine against the company for alleged violations of Ukraine-related sanctions policy while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as...

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