After multiple claims from Western officials that Russia has interfered in national elections, Putin conceded that some “patriotic” people may have been pushed to “fight against those who speak badly about Russia.”
His show, Special Report, was struggling to book guests. Tuesday’s episode centered around allegations in a memo that U.S. President Donald Trump had asked former FBI director James Comey to close his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over Russia links.
According to CNN, the FBI used information from the “dirty dossier”—a 35-page document alleging deep ties between Trump and the Russian government first published by BuzzFeed—to help convince the FISC that Page merited surveillance. The FBI is monitoring Page as part of its ongoing investigation into alleged Trump campaign links to Russia and whether Moscow interfered in the U.S. presidential election.
Get out your calendars and mark a circle around March 16. That’s the date when Congress expects President Donald Trump to present his “skinny budget” outline for the upcoming fiscal year.
In many ways, Jon Huntsman marks a departure from Donald Trump’s usual appointments. Different from the likes of Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence, he is a moderate, who, despite his Republican credentials, served under President Barack Obama as ambassador to China.
When dealing with high-level Russian business associates, you are bound to encounter intelligence officials. The question is: If Russian intelligence officers approached other members of team Trump, who may have also conducted business in Russia, or with Russian associates, would they have known who they were really be dealing with?
A free press is one of several entities that gives voice to the voiceless. If a Trump administration restricts and limits it, the effects will reverberate far beyond the news organizations.
In several swing states – including Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – votes cast for Gary Johnson exceeded the gap between Clinton and Trump.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been forced once again to defend a decision by the country’s parliament to approve pension and tax reforms — necessary changes to unlock more bailout funds from the country’s international creditors.