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    Reports: Trump Transition Team Told To Save Russia-Related Documents
    Jun16

    Reports: Trump Transition Team Told To Save Russia-Related Documents

    A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team told transition and campaign officials to preserve documents related to Russia and Ukraine for probes into Russia’s election meddling, according to a memo obtained by the New York Times and Politico. The memo from attorney Kory Langhofer also stated that officials should preserve...

    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia
    Jun15

    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a sarcastic outburst, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia.Putin, speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, likened Comey to NSA...

    McCain To Sessions: ‘I Don’t Recall You’ Being Interested In Russia As A Senator
    Jun14

    McCain To Sessions: ‘I Don’t Recall You’ Being Interested In Russia As A Senator

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Tuesday said he did not recall Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking any interest in Russia as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, though Sessions claimed he met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in that capacity. Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he pressed Kislyak on...

    Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal On New Russia Sanctions
    Jun13

    Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal On New Russia Sanctions

    Senators on Monday evening reached a bipartisan deal to impose new sanctions on Russia over its attempts to meddle in the 2016 election, its involvement in the conflict in Syria, and its invasion of Crimea. The deal would also allow Congress to review any attempts by President Donald Trump to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia. The deal, which was...

    Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation Seems To Be Growing
    Jun04

    Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation Seems To Be Growing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in...

    Special Counsel’s Trump Probe Adds Manafort Case
    Jun03

    Special Counsel’s Trump Probe Adds Manafort Case

    The Associated Press has learned that the special counsel running the U.S. investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has assumed oversight of an ongoing investigation involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller may...

    What Happened to the Michael Cohen Ukraine Dossier?
    Jun02

    What Happened to the Michael Cohen Ukraine Dossier?

    Sometimes the importance, import and context of a story is only revealed by subsequent events. The Michael Cohen ‘peace plan’ story from early February is one of those. As Allegra Kirkland explains here, back in early February, Cohen and mafia-linked Trump Organization associate Felix Sater met at the Loews Regency in Manhattan with Andrii...

    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions
    Jun02

    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions

    Immediately after entering the White House, the Trump administration embarked on a secret, forceful push to lift economic sanctions against Russia, Yahoo News reported Thursday. Senior Trump officials went toe-to-toe with former Obama administration and State Department staffers scrambling to curtail their efforts and to stall an order to develop...

    It’s All Much Weirder Than You Think
    Jun02

    It’s All Much Weirder Than You Think

    In this new piece, Allegra Kirkland gives us an overview and some choice details of the wild world of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ‘personal lawyer’ and longtime Trump Organization operative – the side business with Ukrainian emigre taxi barons, the casino boats, the ethanol business in Ukraine. Cohen turns out to be a major player...

    Trump’s ‘Pit Bull’, With Biz Ties To Ukrainian Emigres, Is Back In Spotlight
    Jun02

    Trump’s ‘Pit Bull’, With Biz Ties To Ukrainian Emigres, Is Back In Spotlight

    Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s “pit bull” personal attorney, is the latest associate of the President’s with ties to a former Soviet republic to emerge as a person congressional investigators want to hear from in their probes into Russian interference in the U.S. election. The pugnacious Manhattan lawyer’s name has cropped up in...

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