Disclosures stemming from last summer’s meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son, a Kremlin-linked lawyer and at least one other controversial Russian figure could prove to be a turning point in the tangled, months-long probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, senior Democrats said Sunday.
Obama was vilified as a Russian patsy for actions that don’t remotely approach what we know Trump and his circle have done. Today, all but a few congressional Republicans avert their eyes and swallow their tongues.
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Stephen Colbert was troubled by the episode last week when C-SPAN’s broadcast from the House floor suddenly cut out — and was replaced by Russia Today, the Kremlin-sponsored cable channel that promotes Trump so assiduously. This was “Russian propaganda broadcast directly from Washington, D.C,” observed Colbert. “And that’s not supposed to happen until after January 20
If Trump is sworn in as president, there could be a terrorist attack on U.S. soil within his first 100 days. Why? Because it’s happened before.
Even if Republican officials don’t fully grasp the foulness of Trump’s end game, they must have begun to realize that he poses an existential threat to them.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange probably wouldn’t appreciate the irony of a US government agency applying his vaunted “transparency” ethic to his own shady operations.
Trump has had only nice things to say about Putin, who has fed the candidate’s vanity with approving murmurs about his “flamboyant” personality and “talent.” In response, the candidate has called for ending “this horrible cycle of hostility” between the U.S. and Russia.
Russian state TV, which hews closely to the Kremlin’s world view, leaves little doubt about who Moscow supports in November’s U.S. presidential election: “The Donald.”
Vladimir Putin said Russia’s military success in Syria had allowed him to order a partial draw down of forces, but stressed the Kremlin could scale up its presence again within hours and would continue to carry out air strikes there.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin had telephoned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to inform him of the Russian decision.
President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader’s spokesman said on Saturday.
Russia’s ruble has been on a roller-coaster ride, posting the second-biggest drop in value of world currencies in 2014, then bouncing back this year with the highest rise against the dollar, euro, pound and yen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cleared the way for delivery of sophisticated air defense systems to Iran with a decree that U.S. officials warned could disrupt the emerging deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian security officials accused Russia of sending more troops and equipment into eastern Ukraine as controversy ensued Tuesday over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reported boast that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks if he wanted. A Kremlin spokesman lashed out at European Commission President Jose Manuel Borroso, […]
Warsaw (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $1 billion U.S. security plan for eastern Europe aimed at allaying fears over a resurgent Kremlin and the escalating pro-Russian uprising in ex-Soviet Ukraine. Obama launched a major tour of Europe in Warsaw where he will attend celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine’s presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15 percent of the country invaded the international airport in Donetsk after thwarting […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The Kremlin’s top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won’t recognize the results of Ukraine’s May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a “national dialogue” on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops’ efforts to retake eastern territory seized by pro-Russia rebels. Russian Foreign […]
Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day Kiev visit in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic. The U.S. Defense Department at the same time announced it was sending 600 U.S. troops to neighboring Poland […]
IZYUM (Ukraine) (AFP) – Russia warned on Tuesday that Ukraine was on the brink of “civil war” after Kiev’s leaders pushed troops and tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city to counter a separatist surge backed by Moscow. The 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were the most forceful response yet by Kiev’s Western-backed government to […]
Singapore (AFP) – Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend’s Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide, organizers said Thursday. Organizers Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) have partnered with payments giant PayPal to allow donors to contribute to […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine’s Crimea area Thursday voted to secede and join Russia and set a March 16 referendum for a public vote on the latest move aimed at wresting the strategic peninsula from Ukraine. Officials in the Ukrainian capital said such a vote would […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a test of the “battle readiness” of military forces deployed to the western and central areas of the country, a likely show of Kremlin muscle to reassure ethnic Russians in Ukraine that their rights and interests will be defended. The […]