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Russian Hacking
manafort

Russia Probe: Manafort And Aide Surrender After Special Counsel Indictment

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has surrendered to federal authorities following indictments of him and an aide, Rick Gates, by special counsel Robert Mueller. The Department of Justice issued a statement disclosing that Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 counts including “conspiracy against the United States” as well as conspiracy to launder money, […]

October 30, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Scent Of The Bear

October 10, 2017
Obama

Did Obama “Choke” When Kremlin Attacked Our Election?

Fewer than two months ago, on May 10, 2017, President Trump invited two Russian diplomats into the White House to celebrate his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Having boasted on national TV that he’d removed Comey as a means of relieving pressure from the “fake news” investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential […]

June 29, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: A Game Of Telephone

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 28, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Too Much To Bear

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for theRutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of […]

June 17, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Dredging The Back Channel

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

June 13, 2017
Mueller

Fire Robert Mueller? Why That Trump Doomsday Scenario Won’t Work

With its echoes of Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” during Watergate, to fire Robert Mueller sounds like an insane, almost suicidal proposition. And yet when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ This Week whether the president would promise not to interfere with the special counsel probe, his lawyer Jay Sekulow offered no such guarantee — feeding speculation about what Trump might do.

June 12, 2017
Russian

Contractor Charged With Leaking Classified Data On Russian Election Hacking

Federal charges were announced less than an hour after The Intercept published a top-secret document from the National Security Agency that described Russian efforts to launch cyber attacks on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and send “spear-phishing” emails, or targeted emails that try to trick a recipient into clicking on a malicious link to steal data, to more than 100 local election officials days before the presidential election last November.

June 5, 2017
Russia probe

Rosenstein Briefs Senators: Russia Probe Is Now A Criminal Investigation

“I think the shot to the body is [the Russia probe] is now considered a criminal investigation,” said Senator Lindsey Graham as he left a private briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Capitol Hill.

May 18, 2017
Putin Pays

GOP Majority Leader Told Colleagues In 2016: “Putin Pays” Trump

“There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: [California Republican Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a private meeting of Republican Congressional leaders last June. When his colleagues laughed, McCarthy added, “Swear to God.”

May 17, 2017
Flynn

FBI Source: Trump Asked Comey To End Investigation Of Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency’s investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey. The FBI director wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the president fired Flynn on February 14. “I hope you can let this go,” Trump told Comey, according to a source familiar with the contents of the memo.

May 16, 2017
Trevor Noah

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump’s Latest Dictatorial Maneuver

Daily Show host Trevor Noah often notes Trump’s growing resemblance to the African dictators he has long observed on his home continent — a resemblance that, in the wake of the firing of James Comey is even more glaring. As Noah puts it, the preposterous pretext proffered by Trump for dismissing the overseer of the Russia investigation is “the most gangster excuse” he’s ever heard.

May 10, 2017
Comey

Tuesday Night Massacre: Who Really Believes The White House Rationale For Firing Comey?

The Trump rationale for firing Comey — as stated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — is obviously false for several reasons, even aside from the fact that Trump had welcomed Comey’s behavior toward Clinton in 2016 and literally embraced the FBI director in the Oval Office last January.

May 10, 2017
FBI Director James Comey

In Shocking Move, Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Trump said in a letter to Comey released by the White House.

May 9, 2017
danziger

Danziger: “Marianne” Triumphs Over Marine LePen (And Moscow)

With a classical image, Danziger illustrates the triumph of la belle France over the domestic and foreign enemies of the Enlightenment in the presidential election rout of the fascist National Front.

May 7, 2017
impeachable

Trump’s One Great Accomplishment? Implicating The Entire GOP In Potentially Impeachable Crimes

The only absolutely necessary qualification to work for or with Donald Trump is a willingness to abet his potentially impeachable crimes. And the good news for Trump is that nearly his entire party is proving that their prime concern is covering up his potential wrongdoing — even from themselves.

May 1, 2017
Russians, Trump,

Reports: Western Agencies Picked Up ‘Suspicious’ Contacts Between Russians And Trump Associates In 2016

The CIA first learned of “suspicious” contacts between Trump associates and the Russians from iBritain’s GCHQ spy agency no later than the end of 2015. During the months that followed, several other allied intelligence services reported similar contacts

April 13, 2017
Danziger on McConnell and Putin

Danziger: Russian Dressing Down

Having spent the past many years doing maximum possible damage to American democracy, it’s easy to imagine — as Danziger does — that Mitch McConnell would resent the Kremlin butting in. That must be why he kept the Russian hacking a secret last year.

April 10, 2017
Putin

Spain Arrests Suspected Russian Hacker On U.S. Warrant

Russian hacker Pyotr Levashov, a reputed worldwide “spam kingpin,” was arrested April 7 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona on a cybercrimes warrant issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. He is suspected in the Kremlin’s hacking of Democratic email accounts during last year’s presidential election.

April 10, 2017
Trump, McConnell

Mitch McConnell Didn’t Just Steal A Supreme Court Seat

When history gathers the men who made the presidency of Donald Trump possible, lingering in a corner behind the blinding glare of Julian Assange and the massive 6’8” frame of James Comey will be Mitch McConnell, his corners mouth shaped into a smile that resembles a twisted mustache. McConnell will want you to believe that history […]

April 10, 2017
Devin Nunes

Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
Devin Nunes

Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
Flynn negotiating

Lawyer: Flynn Negotiating With Congress Over Testimony In Russia Probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has offered to testify before congressional committees probing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia but wants protection against “unfair prosecution,” his lawyer said on Thursday. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should […]

March 30, 2017
Nunes

Trump’s Fool On The Hill: Nunes Makes Mockery Of Russia Investigation

If Rep. Nunes wasn’t making up the whole story, he made an unauthorized disclosure of FISA-derived classified information in violation of the Espionage Act—exactly what he criticized others for doing.

March 28, 2017
Danziger on Comey as Columbo

Danziger: A Few Loose Ends To Tie Up

Did the Trump campaign collude illegally with its Kremlin supporters both before and after Election Day 2016? There is much circumstantial evidence but no proof, as the suspects constantly insist. As Danziger suggests, this is a perfect case for someone like that old TV detective, Inspector Columbo, who specialized in locking up wealthy, immoral, arrogant criminals.

March 27, 2017