Category Archives: Russia

Tuesday Open Thread | DOJ charges Russian national with espionage

Washington (CNN) The Justice Department charged a Russian national who, along with her mentor, aimed to set up backchannel communications during the presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with conspiring against the US as a foreign … Continue reading

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Trump’s Get Out Of Jail Card

Trump is using Brett Kavanaugh to get out of jail. Kavanaugh is on record in saying a sitting President cannot be indicted. Trump is under FBI investigation for obstruction of justice. No Supreme Court nominee should be confirmed until the Russia … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Judge denies Trump’s request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents

(CNN)After President Donald Trump’s lawyers sought to keep their protest over privilege in Michael Cohen‘s seized documents confidential, federal Judge Kimba Wood told them they must publicly file their objections to the special master’s attorney-client privilege designations. The only thing … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Preet Bharara: Trump pardoning himself would be ‘self-executing impeachment’

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Sunday that it would almost be a “self-executing impeachment” if President Trump were to pardon himself. “I think it would be outrageous for a sitting president … Continue reading

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FBI has obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Donald Trump Jr at NRA Convention

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting … Continue reading

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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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