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    Putin: Russian State Has Never Engaged In Hacking!
    Jun01

    Putin: Russian State Has Never Engaged In Hacking!

    ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe. But the Russian leader admitted the possibility that some individual “patriotic” hackers could have mounted...

    House Intel Committee Wants To Hear From Trump Campaign Adviser Epshteyn
    May31

    House Intel Committee Wants To Hear From Trump Campaign Adviser Epshteyn

    The House Intelligence Committee wants to speak to Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn as part of its probe into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election, CBS News reported Tuesday. “Like many others, Mr. Epshteyn has received a broad, preliminary request for information from the House Intelligence Committee,” a lawyer for Epshteyn, who...

    Michael Cohen Denies Congress’ Requests For Info On Russia Dealings
    May30

    Michael Cohen Denies Congress’ Requests For Info On Russia Dealings

    President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has refused congressional requests to provide “information and testimony” pertinent to their investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, ABC News reported Tuesday. “I declined the invitation to participate as the request was poorly...

    NYT: Russian Oligarch Once Close To Manafort Wants Immunity To Testify
    May29

    NYT: Russian Oligarch Once Close To Manafort Wants Immunity To Testify

    A Russian oligarch who once employed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has asked for full immunity in order to testify before Congress about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Saturday. Congressional officials told the Times that the committees leading investigations were unwilling to meet...

    Putin Meets Macron, Trying To Mend Strained Ties With The West
    May29

    Putin Meets Macron, Trying To Mend Strained Ties With The West

    VERSAILLES, France (AP) — On a trip likely to shape Russia-France ties for years to come, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in France on Monday for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron — the candidate he did not back in presidential vote. The trip offers the Russian leader a chance to turn the page and try to establish...

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change
    May27

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick...

    This Turkish Businessman Is At The Heart Of Mike Flynn’s Foreign Entanglements
    May26

    This Turkish Businessman Is At The Heart Of Mike Flynn’s Foreign Entanglements

    Ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn has kept out of sight as the federal investigation into his foreign ties ramps up. He’s eschewed public appearances and communicated almost exclusively through his team of lawyers since he was forced out of the Trump administration in February. Flynn’s former lobbying client, however, is...

    NYT: Russians Talked Last Year About Using Manafort, Flynn To Sway Trump
    May25

    NYT: Russians Talked Last Year About Using Manafort, Flynn To Sway Trump

    U.S. intelligence agents intercepted conversations between top Russian operatives and political officials discussing how they could use top campaign advisers to influence Donald Trump as early as summer 2016, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times report appeared to be the first indication that the U.S. intelligence community had...

    House Probe Looking At Trump Campaign Adviser Who Worked In Russia
    May22

    House Probe Looking At Trump Campaign Adviser Who Worked In Russia

    Yet another Trump campaign associate is under scrutiny for his connections to Russia: former communications adviser Michael Caputo. The New York Times reported Saturday that Caputo was asked by the House Intelligence Committee to come in for a voluntary interview and provide any documents he may possess relevant to their probe into possible...

    Ahhh Michael Cohen Reappears

    CNN just reported that a team of outside advisers to the President have been meeting today to bring in more lawyers to help the President in light of the appointment of a special counsel. That is not abnormal. Presidents who have been in some sense the focus of investigations like this have often, probably usually, hired outside lawyers beyond...

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