Russia

In an exclusive report Monday, CNN placed at least partial blame on President Donald Trump after the CIA was forced to move to extract a high-level asset with connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. However, new reporting revealed that not only is Trump not to blame for the spy extraction but also that
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FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintrub, a Democrat, berated her Republican colleagues Friday for voting against an investigation into whether Alexander Torshin secretly funneled money to the NRA. But Weintrub did not acknowledge the allegation originated with Fusion GPS. McClatchy published similar allegations on Jan. 18, 2018.  Weintrub acknowledged that she supported the investigation based solely on
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Joe Biden’s latest head-scratching comment is the result of either an incredibly selective memory, alarming forgetfulness, or blatant lying on the topic of Russian election interference. Biden was on CNN’s “New Day” when the topic of Russia came up, and Biden talked tough about how Russia would not, and did not, interfere with any elections
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One of Russia’s newest warships docked in Havana Monday as U.S.-Russia relations are “deteriorating,” in the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 13. The Admiral Gorshkov is a state-of-the-art Russian navy ship armed with cruise missiles and air defense systems, reported The Associated Press. It arrived in Cuba flanked by logistics vessel
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Russian authorities are now requiring that Tinder surrender user data to Russian national intelligence agencies. The Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor revealed Monday that they entered Tinder on a list of online services required to provide user data, according to The Moscow Times. Tinder will now be required to provide user data including voice audio,
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) sparked infighting within the Republican Party last week after he subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer additional questions about the Russia investigation. On Sunday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) advised Trump Jr. on the best way to proceed: Ignore the subpoena. What did Graham say? During
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An alleged Russian beluga spy whale appears to have publicly defected to Norway and is refusing to leave one of the country’s port cities, worrying animal experts. Fisherman in northern Norway discovered the friendly beluga whale in late April, swimming among their boats with a harness around its body that read “Equipment of St Petersburg.”
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Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his final report to Attorney General William Barr Friday, signaling the end of his 22-month investigation into Russia and Trump’s campaign. Mueller did not recommend new indictments, crushing the predictions of many anti-Trump advocates who claimed Trump’s closest allies, like Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner,
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) loves to cite Sweden as an example of the socialism he advocates for, but he likely didn’t appreciate the slap down he received from former Swedish prime minister over his love of communist Russia. Carl Bildt tweeted a scathing sarcastic remark with a video of the Socialist Democrat from “Bernie Sanders
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Madeleine Albright, the secretary of state under Bill Clinton, formally apologized Tuesday to Utah Sen. Mitt Romney for mocking his comments during a 2012 presidential debate about the threat posed by Russia. “I personally owe an apology to now Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia,” Albright
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and ranking member Mark Warner (D-VA) have been leading the Senate’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion. The Senate Intelligence Committee is coming to the end of its investigation into the 2016 election and collusion between Donald Trump, his campaign and Russia collusion. After over 200 interviews and two
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Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) foreign policy beliefs have been ruffling feathers on the left and the right since he took office in 2011. 
Like his father before him, Rand is no stranger to criticism from both sides of the aisle when it comes to his cautious and conservative foreign policy views. For decades, politicians in
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President Donald Trump has gone to “extraordinary lengths” to conceal details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported in a bombshell story late Saturday. What are the details? In one instance, following a meeting with Putin in Hamburg in 2017, Trump took personal possession of notes from an interpreter and
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Before special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the Trump campaign, the FBI opened a counterintelligence inquiry to determine whether Trump was working against America’s interests on Russia’s behalf, according to The New York Times. The investigation was reportedly spurred by Trump’s May 2017 firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and subsequent comments
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Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes on Tuesday against a Syrian weapons depot. The strikes have also reportedly struck a weapons storage facility under the control of Iranian forces. Here’s what we know According to the Washington Post, a British-based monitor of the war in Syria reported that the airstrikes on Syrian posts also hit a weapons
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Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. “We will not tolerate attempts to interfere in our democratic process, and we will side with our allies and partners against Russian subversion and destabilization,” administration officials said in a joint statement. “We will
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What is the focus of the Mueller investigations? Russian collusion. What is missing? Russian collusion. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The Mueller investigation’s biggest accomplishments so far are: Flynn. Manafort. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Cohen. I listened to a recent Jimmy Dore podcast on YouTube. Naturally, I disagree with his progressive politics, but he’s one
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France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests. French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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  by Tim Pearce President Donald Trump is preparing to scrap the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia that has hindered the U.S. response to the Chinese military producing and stockpiling weapons in the Pacific, American officials and foreign diplomats told The New York Times. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) President Ronald Reagan
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  by Steve Birr The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions against Russia following its use of a nerve agent in the U.K. in “violation of international law.” Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State, said Wednesday it notified the Kremlin about the impending sanctions, which will likely be imposed on Aug.
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