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Monday, December 17, 2018

Russian Spy Butina Boasted Of Connecting Trump With Putin

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Admitted agent of the Russian government Maria Butina previously bragged about connecting Trump’s presidential campaign to Russia.

Butina pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to act as a foreign agent on behalf of the Russian government.

In her plea the Russian admitted she was part of a conspiracy against the United States.

She also admitted that she drafted a proposal to set up “unofficial channels of communication” between Russia and the Republican Party. Butina indicated in the proposal that the NRA would be a viable vehicle to wield that influence thanks to its political sway within Republican circles.…

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Flynn Reportedly Negotiated With Russians During 2016 Campaign

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

When Michael Flynn, former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the late 2016 lame duck session. But according to a new David Corn/Dan Friedman article for Mother Jones, Flynn was in touch with Kislyak not only after the 2016 presidential election, but during the election as well.

For the article, published December 13, Mother Jones’ reporters interviewed two Flynn associates who asked for anonymity—and both of them discussed their conversations with Flynn.…

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Comey: If Trump Weren’t President, He’d Be Indicted

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The latest court filings against President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen directly implicate Trump in the scheme to pay off women he slept with ahead of the 2016 presidential election — which prosecutors with the Southern District of New York say constitutes a federal crime.

This raises a huge question: did Trump himself commit a felony?

According to former FBI Director James Comey in an interview with NBC’s Kasie Hunt, it is unclear — but Trump should count himself lucky he is president right now.

“Is the President of the United States right now an unindicted co-conspirator?” asked Hunt.…

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