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Monday, March 19, 2018
Trump, Putin, GOP

Trump Has Said Nothing About Putin’s Satan 2 Video

Other countries only listen to Russia when it comes out with new weapons, Putin said: “You will listen to us now.” Putin showed a video of nuclear missiles raining down on what appeared to be Florida’s Tampa Bay area, home of the U.S. military’s central command.

March 3, 2018
White House

Pimping Out Our Devalued Presidency

In an alternate universe, President Hillary Rodham Clinton may have proposed sending her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to head a U.S. delegation attending the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But news of the proposal would have drawn swift condemnation from Republican politicians, conservative talk show hosts and even several Democrats…

March 2, 2018
Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump May Be About To Lose Her Security Clearance, Too

Just days after Jared Kushner was humiliated by having his security clearance downgraded due to fears that he could be blackmailed by foreign agents, Ivanka Trump may now be facing a similar fate. CNN reported Thursday night that FBI counterintelligence officials are investigating Ivanka’s involvement in brokering a deal involving the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada, which houses an Ivanka Trump-branded spa.

March 2, 2018

Hope Hicks To Leave White House

There’s no word yet about her post-Trump White House plans or the exact date of her departure, according to the New York Times, though President Donald Trump hinted that the 29-year-old had approached him about “other opportunities.” The Times also reported that Hicks had been contemplating stepping down “for several months.”

March 1, 2018

Americans Trust Mueller More Than Trump Denials: Poll

Of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed for a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Tuesday, 58 percent said they have a lot or some trust in Mueller’s investigation being fair and accurate. Meanwhile, 57 percent said they have little to no trust in Trump’s denials his campaign colluded with Moscow’s election meddling, while 24% said they had “a lot” of trust in Trump’s claims.

March 1, 2018

Top-ranking Republican From Deep Red Texas Breaks With Trump On Russia

Democrats have been slamming the Trump administration over its refusal to implement Russia sanctions. But Trump has also drawn an unlikely Republican critic: House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX). Speaking to the Daily Beast, Thornberry largely shared the opinion of NSA director Mike Roger…

March 1, 2018
Robert Mueller

Mueller Zeroes In On Trump’s Personal Role In Email Hacking Scandal

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have detailed interference by 13 Russian operatives in the 2016 election. Now, he is focusing on Trump’s potential role in the stolen Democratic National Committee emails at the center of the scandal.

March 1, 2018

Hope Hicks Becomes Latest Trump Aide to Avoid Questions

Hicks apparently made the comment during a conference call with the president as well as Mark Corallo, a former spokesman for Trump’s legal team, whom special counsel Robert Mueller interviewed on February 15. News outlets reported that Corallo’s more than two-hour-long conversation with Mueller likely included talk of obstruction of justice…

February 28, 2018

Trump Lawyers Attempting To Limit His Testimony On Russia

Trump’s lawyers are considering allowing him to testify before Mueller as long as the questions “don’t test his recollections in ways that amount to a potential perjury trap,” according to the source cited in Sunday’s report. Other options include Trump responding to Mueller’s questions with written answers.

February 26, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Rick Gates, Former Top Campaign Aide To Trump, Pleads Guilty In Russia Investigation

Richard W. Gates III, who helped lead President Donald Trump’s campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin government, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to the FBI, the latest former Trump aide to admit wrongdoing in the sprawling Russia investigation.

February 24, 2018

How Dare They Ask Whether Nunes Will Hold A Town Hall?

“Your paper is a joke to even bring these issues up or raise these issues,” said Nunes. “I actually feel bad for the people who work at The Bee, because sadly it’s become just a left-wing rag … when the paper becomes just part of regurgitating Democratic talking points, it’s no longer a news outlet that’s actually being fair or objective. It’s not objective journalism.”

February 23, 2018

In Cuba, Trump’s Hostility Serves Russia — Not The United States

HAVANA — The presidency of Donald Trump is teaching millions of Cubans — along with people around the world – to see the United States as a symbol of disappointment rather than hope. Within a few months, his abusive attitude toward Cuba has nearly reversed the diplomatic, cultural, and humanitarian opening initiated by his predecessor. […]

February 22, 2018
Putin, Trump, Russian Disinformation

Kremlin Appeasement: Why Is Trump So Deathly Afraid Of Putin?

There’s no mention of Donald Trump, obviously, but it’s hard to see the movie without feeling some heartbreak for an America now enduring a dark hour — that is, Russia’s ravaging of our democratic core. Our political culture is under threat, but we have no Churchill to fight back.

February 22, 2018

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

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
Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, Trump

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

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

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