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    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...

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump
    May18

    WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump

    The second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in a recorded conversation last summer that he thought then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Spokespeople insist he made the comment in jest. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the...

    WSJ: Toronto Hotel Deal Now Part Of Probe Into Trump Ties To Russia
    May17

    WSJ: Toronto Hotel Deal Now Part Of Probe Into Trump Ties To Russia

    For the first time, President Donald Trump’s Canadian real estate dealings have been identified as another area of interest for U.S. federal investigators probing ties between Russia and Trump and his associates. The connections between the Toronto deal and Russia are indirect and opaque but investigators appear to be zeroing in on the...

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’
    May16

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was harshly critical on Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s reported sharing of highly classified information with Russia. It was a sharp departure from his sentiment Monday night, when he said that Trump “does have the right” to “leak classified information.” In a statement in his capacity as chair of the Senate...

    Dozens Of Countries Hit By Huge Cyberextortion Attack
    May13

    Dozens Of Countries Hit By Huge Cyberextortion Attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a...

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s
    May10

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s

    President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday morning with two top Russian officials was closed to all press — except, apparently, the Russian state news agency TASS. Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, along with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. “The Lavrov meeting was closed to the press and the only...

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity
    May09

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous...

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity
    May09

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous...

    Key Takeaway From Sally Yates: Flynn’s ‘Underlying Conduct’ Was The Problem
    May09

    Key Takeaway From Sally Yates: Flynn’s ‘Underlying Conduct’ Was The Problem

    The Trump administration has insisted for months that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was ousted in February specifically because he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. That rationale was dealt a forceful blow on Monday, when former acting Attorney General Sally...

    French Polling Agencies Project Win For Centrist Macron In Presidential Election
    May07

    French Polling Agencies Project Win For Centrist Macron In Presidential Election

    PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd outside the Louvre museum at a Macron victory...

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