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    Report: Flynn Lobbied For Turkish Businessman With Business Ties To Russia
    Apr25

    Report: Flynn Lobbied For Turkish Businessman With Business Ties To Russia

    The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn’s consulting firm almost $600,000 while he was serving as a top adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign has extensive business ties to Russia, Politico reported Tuesday. Ekim Alptekin, who runs Dutch firm Inovo BV, has since 2015 worked closely with Ukraine-born businessman Dmitri “David”...

    CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page
    Apr22

    CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page

    U.S. intelligence officials obtained evidence that Russian operatives tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign through its sprawling network of advisers, CNN reported Friday. Carter Page, who served as an adviser on Russia and energy policy until he departed over allegations that he met with Kremlin-allied figures during a July 2016 visit to...

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity
    Apr21

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity

    Welcome to episode 16 of The Josh Marshall Show, in this episode Josh talks to author and historian Timothy Snyder. They talk about Timothy’s book “The Reconstruction of Nations,” a book about the evolution of national identity and the organization of national states in northeast Europe going back a bit more than four centuries...

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate
    Apr20

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday called off a man’s execution in a 2006 murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about false information provided to jurors that he believes influenced their decision to sentence him to death. Ivan Teleguz was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, but McAuliffe commuted his sentence to...

    Chinese Billionaire Turns To Manafort To Navigate US Infrastructure Contracts
    Apr17

    Chinese Billionaire Turns To Manafort To Navigate US Infrastructure Contracts

    Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, is working with a Chinese billionaire to help him navigate U.S. building contracts should Trump push through an infrastructure plan, the Financial Times reported Monday. Manafort met last week with Yan Jiehe, the founder of Pacific Construction Group in Shanghai. Yan told the...

    Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack On Syrians In Easter Address
    Apr17

    Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack On Syrians In Easter Address

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message...

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting
    Apr14

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting

    Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, is eager to clear his name. After coming under scrutiny by the FBI and the press for his ties to Kremlin-linked officials, Page has conducted interview after interview in an attempt to downplay his interactions with the Russian government and business...

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting
    Apr14

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page’s Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting

    Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, is eager to clear his name. After coming under scrutiny by the FBI and the press for his ties to Kremlin-linked officials, Page has conducted interview after interview in an attempt to downplay his interactions with the Russian government and business...

    Lobbyists Directed By Manafort Firm Register Under Foreign Agents Law
    Apr12

    Lobbyists Directed By Manafort Firm Register Under Foreign Agents Law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The firm said its work could have benefited the Ukrainian government. The Podesta Group’s cited details of lobbying it performed from 2012 through 2014 on behalf of...

    Putin Meets Tillerson In Moscow As Tensions Rise Over Syria
    Apr12

    Putin Meets Tillerson In Moscow As Tensions Rise Over Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on Wednesday as the two countries traded sharp accusations about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Tillerson, making the first visit by a Trump Cabinet official, went to the Kremlin in the early evening to meet with the Russian leader, the...

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