Category Archives: Russia

Monday Open Thread | Michael Avenatti Bombshell: Qatari Investor Accused of Bribery Met Cohen and Flynn at Trump Tower

Members of the Trump transition team appear to have met on December 12, 2016 with a group from Qatar that included Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, the former Qatari diplomat and current head of a division of Qatar’s massive sovereign wealth fund who … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an “informant”

Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an "informant" – @RichardEngel reports: pic.twitter.com/28ByrRfNMS — TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 27, 2018

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Thursday Open Thread | Comey: I’m “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican party

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican Party, arguing the party is willing to sacrifice its values to earn legislative wins. Comey said he was first attracted to the Republican Party because it … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Robert Mueller’s sealed indictments

Finally. We were wondering when the mainstream conversation would finally get there. The topic, of course, is Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his sealed indictments. Politico addressed the topic yesterday, pointing out that Mueller can obtain sealed indictments against a … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | AG Jeff Sessions told White House he might leave if Rosenstein is fired

BREAKING from @washingtonpost: AG Jeff Sessions told White House he might leave if Rosenstein is fired. @mattzap breaks down his latest. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/mdnoTVEEf1 — Hardball (@hardball) April 20, 2018

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Friday Open Thread | Robert Mueller served Paul Manafort with 7 search warrants in March

Special counsel prosecutors revealed in court filings Thursday night that they had obtained on March 9 seven new search warrants against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has been charged with more than 30 counts of bank fraud, making … Continue reading

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Breaking: Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russians for election meddling

(CNN) Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced. In addition, three … Continue reading

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