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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Watergate Prosecutor: New Indictments Are First Step Toward Impeachment

“Donald Trump should be asking Congress to pass new legislation that will protect the 2018 election. And he has done absolutely nothing, he has been totally silent on this,” she continued. “In fact, if anything, he has, despite his recent statements that, well, it could have been Russia, he has many times said it’s not even Russia. And we need him to take some responsibility for this.”

February 20, 2018
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Jared Kushner In Trouble As Mueller Expands Probe To His Foreign Money

According to CNN, Mueller is expanding his probe beyond Russia to look at Kushner’s contacts with potential foreign investors from several different countries, including China and Qatar. This is the first sign that Mueller’s investigation is looking at Kushner’s financial dealings with countries other than Russia.

February 20, 2018

NATO Chief Warns Of Growing Nuclear Threat From North Korea, Russia

“Russia is modernizing its nuclear capabilities, developing new nuclear systems, and increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military strategy. This is a cause for real concern,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told delegates Friday at the three-day Munich Security Conference.

February 18, 2018

Danziger: Republicans Attack Their Own Dog In The Fight

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 17, 2018

13 Russians Charged In Mueller Investigation

A federal grand jury investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals including 12 employees of a St. Petersburg, Russia-based company that carries out online influence operations on behalf of Moscow.

February 17, 2018
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Treasury Secretary Unable To Explain Russia Sanctions Failure

In late January, Trump ignored the deadline to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs, which was just the latest example of Trump’s suspicious reluctance to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Or even acknowledge that it happened.

February 15, 2018
Russian President Putin attends forum and answers media's questions

U.S. Intelligence: Russia Will Target 2018 Midterms

“In the next year, Russian intelligence and security services will continue to probe U.S. and allied critical infrastructures, as well as target the United States, NATO, and allies for insights into U.S. policy. The 2018 U.S. midterm elections are a potential target for Russian influence operations,” 2018’s global threat assessment stated, AP reported.

February 14, 2018
Enterprise Title Transfer

Rep. Nadler Asks Emergency Hearings On Election Security

U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, pushed for emergency hearings to look into the vulnerabilities of the U.S. election infrastructure, calling the threat of Russia’s meddling into voter polls “very real.”

February 13, 2018
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Darkness At Nunes: Inside The House Intelligence Disaster

An assistant district attorney vying to oust Nunes from his California congressional seat, Janz said last week that his campaign war chest had more than tripled since Nunes announced he was releasing highly edited, Top Secret information to discredit the FBI and Justice Department investigations into “Russiagate.”

February 12, 2018
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Suppression Backfires As ‘Democratic Memo’ Rockets On Internet

The White House’s announcement on Friday that it would block the release of a Democratic rebuttal to the GOP memo it declassified last week was met with suspicion, as many lawmakers questioned what Trump may be trying to hide by keeping the memo out of public view.

February 11, 2018

Sen. Wyden Seeks Records Of Trump’s $100 Million Deal With Russian Oligarch

“It is imperative that Congress follow the money and conduct a thorough investigation into any potential money laundering or other illicit financial dealings between the president, his associates, and Russia,” wrote Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, reported ABC Friday.

February 11, 2018

Why Russian Hacking Isn’t Biggest Threat To US Elections

Americans who care about democracy and voting should stop jumping to conclusions about Russians hunkered down in Moscow cyber-bunkers, and instead look at what’s happening on these shores as shoddy journalists and Silicon Valley’s content curators are doing Vladimir Putin’s work for him.

February 11, 2018

New Poll Shows Trump Should Think Twice About His Fight With The FBI

In the midst of the ongoing Russia investigation, Trump has tried to shield himself in the public eye by attacking law enforcement officials at the FBI and DOJ, insinuating they are part of a “Deep State” plot of Obama loyalists to destroy him. But a new poll from Marist suggests that is not a fight Trump can win.

February 10, 2018
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‘An Innocent Person Wouldn’t Block The Democrats’ Memo’

The move raises a host of questions about Donald Trump’s motives for declassifying the intelligence in the Republican memo but refusing to do so for the Democratic version of the memo, despite a unanimous vote by the bipartisan House Intelligence Committee in favor of publishing the second memo.

February 10, 2018
Memo

Nervous Trump Hints He Might Refuse To Meet With Mueller

At a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Trump tried to cushion the blow by only calling on two reporters, both from conservative outlets, but still could not manage to avoid making devastatingly bad news for himself.

January 11, 2018
dossier

Democratic Senator Drops Bomb On GOP By Releasing Russia Dossier Transcript

In a surprising move that defied foot-dragging Republicans in Congress, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a crucial set of transcripts that have become the target of a protracted battle in connection with the ongoing Russia investigation.

January 10, 2018
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Trump’s Dancing Monkeys Break Bipartisan Hearts

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reputation as an honorable conservative lies like a ripped-up banana peel at the bottom of the baboon cage. What happened? What turned the principled voice from South Carolina, respected by Republicans and Democrats alike, into one of Donald Trump’s dancing monkeys?

January 9, 2018
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Nervous Trump Lawyers Worry He’ll Commit Perjury In Front Of Mueller

As questions mount about Donald Trump’s mental capacity, White House lawyers are trying to devise a strategy where he will be able to answer questions about possible Russia collusion from special counsel Robert Mueller, but without having to do so face-to-face.

January 9, 2018
Kushner

Trump Campaign Digital Director Throws Jared Kushner, Eric Trump Under The Bus

Brad Parscale, digital director for the Trump campaign, took to Twitter Friday to hit back at claims made by author Michael Wolff in the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” an explosive new tell-all about the Trump administration. But while Parscale was trying to defend Donald Trump, he ended up throwing two members of Trump’s own family under the bus instead.

January 7, 2018
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Special Counsel Now Looking At Ivanka’s Russian Contacts

Now, Mueller’s team wants to know more about the first daughter’s communication with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin. The exchange reportedly took place as the two were leaving the Trump Tower meeting, which was also attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

January 7, 2018
trump

The Trump Disaster: One Year Later, Still Getting Worse

The friends who surrounded President-elect Donald Trump a year ago have become his enemies. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, once a stalwart ally, is a “liar,” say Trump’s lawyers. Former campaign strategist Steve Bannon, once a political guru, has “lost his mind,” according to the president.

January 7, 2018
Most Americans believe Russia is hacking Democrats to influence US election

Lead Democrat Slams GOP Assaults On Trump-Russia Probes

The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported that the FBI has for months been probing whether Trump’s presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, traded favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.

January 6, 2018
2018

2017 Was Bad, But 2018 Could Be Much Worse

The best thing to be said for 2017 is that it didn’t last forever. It’s gone, carrying a host of memories we’d like to forget — from white nationalists marching in Charlottesville to hurricanes devastating Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to a procession of accused sexual predators.

January 6, 2018
Lindesy Graham

GOP Senators Demand Prosecution Of Spy Who Uncovered Trump’s Dirty Russia Past

Between the new tell-all book where Trump aides depict the president as a childish fool completely incapable of fulfilling his duties, to stunning revelations about how Trump tried to force the United States attorney general to protect him from prosecutors, the Republican Party appears to be in panic mode.

January 6, 2018