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    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...

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
    Apr12

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...

    Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins RNC’s Finance Team
    Apr03

    Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins RNC’s Finance Team

    The Republican National Committee announced Monday that Michael Cohen, longtime attorney and ally to President Donald Trump, will join its financial team. Cohen, who remains Trump’s personal attorney, will serve as one of several national deputy chairmen. The brash, New York-based lawyer is a central figure in Trump world, serving as...

    Everything We Learned Today About The Senate Intel Committee’s Russia Probe
    Mar30

    Everything We Learned Today About The Senate Intel Committee’s Russia Probe

    One thing was made crystal clear in a Wednesday press briefing on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election: this investigation is a very big and very serious deal. In an hour-long appearance, committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice-Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) framed their probe as one of...

    Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Ukraine In What President Calls Russian Act Of ‘Terrorism’
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Ukraine In What President Calls Russian Act Of ‘Terrorism’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation that has been quickly rejected by the Kremlin. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Paul Who? WH Runs Away From Manafort Amid Fresh Reports Of Russia Ties
    Mar22

    Paul Who? WH Runs Away From Manafort Amid Fresh Reports Of Russia Ties

    Paul who? The White House is going to great lengths to put distance between President Donald Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as a series of explosive news reports emerge detailing the millions of dollars he received from a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin and a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. White...

    Ukrainian Lawmaker: Paul Manafort Laundered Funds From Pro-Russian Party
    Mar21

    Ukrainian Lawmaker: Paul Manafort Laundered Funds From Pro-Russian Party

    A Ukrainian lawmaker on Monday released documents that he claimed showed that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, laundered money paid to him by a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Monica Crowley Files To Lobby On Behalf Of Ukrainian Oligarch
    Mar14

    Monica Crowley Files To Lobby On Behalf Of Ukrainian Oligarch

    After turning down a top national security communications role at the White House amid plagiarism allegations, former Fox News analyst Monica Crowley has taken up a new pursuit: lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian oligarch who’s advocated for better relations with Russia. Read More → …read more Source:...

    New Development on the Michael Cohen ‘Peace Plan’ Meeting
    Mar05

    New Development on the Michael Cohen ‘Peace Plan’ Meeting

    There is a startling new development in the ongoing Trump/Russia story. Last week I wrote about Michael Cohen and his extensive network of personal and business relationships in the Ukrainian-American emigre community. One of those was a man named Alex Oronov, who runs a major agribusiness concern in Ukraine. Oronov was a partner in the ethanol...

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