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    Continetti Says Roger Stone Would Not Be a ‘Conduit’ for Russia
    Apr17

    Continetti Says Roger Stone Would Not Be a ‘Conduit’ for Russia

    Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Thursday on MSNBC that if there is a conduit between the Trump campaign and Russia, it would not be longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone. After “Meet the Press Daily” host Chuck Todd interviewed Stone, Todd brought on the show’s panel, where Continetti said...

    CIA Director Says Syria Missile Strike a Message for Tehran
    Apr14

    CIA Director Says Syria Missile Strike a Message for Tehran

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield last week signaled Iran the United States is prepared to use force to protect American interests. In his first public remarks since taking over the intelligence agency, Pompeo also criticized the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, labeling the group a...

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Russia during a joint press conference with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday that the current state of US-Russia relations is at a “low point.” “There is a low level of trust between our two countries,” Tillerson said, before emphasizing that,...

    Haley Says Trump Supports Her Taking on Russia at UN
    Apr02

    Haley Says Trump Supports Her Taking on Russia at UN

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley implied Sunday that President Donald Trump supports her efforts to take on Russia at the U.N. Haley appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and told host Martha Raddatz that she and Trump have the same message for Moscow but the media is reporting it differently. Raddatz asked...

    Spicer Asks Reporters Why They’re ‘Rushing to Defend’ Obama Admin Official
    Apr01

    Spicer Asks Reporters Why They’re ‘Rushing to Defend’ Obama Admin Official

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asked members of the White House press corps why they were “rushing to defend” a former Obama administration official during Friday’s press briefing. Spicer’s comment came during an exchange with National Public Radio correspondent Tamara Keith, who asked about the relevance of...

    Mattis, Tillerson Call Out Russia for ‘Aggression’ and ‘Mucking Around’ in Elections
    Mar31

    Mattis, Tillerson Call Out Russia for ‘Aggression’ and ‘Mucking Around’ in Elections

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out Russia on Friday for “aggression” and “mucking” around in the election during separate overseas remarks. Mattis joined the United Kingdom defense secretary Michael Fallon in London where they answered questions on Russia and North Korea. One of...

    Former Denmark Prime Minister: U.S. Should Escalate Sanctions Against Russia
    Mar31

    Former Denmark Prime Minister: U.S. Should Escalate Sanctions Against Russia

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former prime minister of Denmark, urged the Trump administration on Thursday to ramp up U.S. sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Rasmussen said the Kremlin has signaled through recent actions that it has no intent to withdraw from eastern Ukraine or to comply with the 2015 Minsk ceasefire...

    Russia Waging Information Warfare, General Says
    Mar24

    Russia Waging Information Warfare, General Says

    Russia is waging a malign information warfare campaign to undermine the United States and its allies, the general in charge of the European Command told Congress on Thursday. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also NATO’s supreme allied commander, told a Senate hearing the U.S. government needs a strategy and system to counter Russian...

    Russian Defector Critical of Putin Shot Dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Russian Defector Critical of Putin Shot Dead in Ukraine

    A former Russian member of parliament who fled to Ukraine after mounting heavy criticism against President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Kiev on Thursday. Denis Voronenkov, a former Communist member in the lower house of Russian parliament, was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman at the entrance of a high-end hotel in the Ukrainian capital,...

    Democrats Change Tune on Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Help Case Against Trump
    Mar21

    Democrats Change Tune on Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Help Case Against Trump

    Prominent members of the Democratic Party now seem to be in favor of supplying Ukraine with lethal military aid, despite the fact that the Obama administration refused to give weapons to the besieged country in its fight against pro-Russian separatists for years. What’s changed? The newfound support for lethal aid on the left helps...

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